It has been six months since the hats, horns, bells and whistles that rang in the New Year. Wow, it seems almost a lifetime ago. There have been kid’s tournaments, lunches to make, chores to do, meetings to hold, and appointments to keep. So much stuff, that for some of us, our New Year’s resolutions may have fallen by the wayside.
The commitments and promises of making changes that were destined to make us healthier, happier or more connected to the people around us may have moved to the background of our lives.
Early Babylonians believed that what they did on the first day of the New Year would have an effect throughout their entire year. Talk about pressure. I’d much rather go with the quote that says, “Who you are in each moment creates your future.” This gives you the opportunity to restart and/or refocus each month, each day or each hour. Resolutions and work-life balance goals are more like day to day corrections or new roads to take.
Beverly’s Hot Tips For Celebrating New Year’s Resolution Recommitment Day:
- Examine your life. Get Clarity. What are your priorities or over-riding values?
- Know why you want the things you want. Too many people resolve to do things because they think that they should rather than because they feel that it is the right thing for them. If you want to make a change, does it fit with your priorities and values?
- Know what the benefits are of making this change or correction. What will the ‘new’ picture of your life look like and feel like?
- Share your picture with others. Build up supports – post it, talk about it, find others who have a similar picture.
- Re-commit, don’t quit. If you have lapsed for a day or two or fallen off the path completely, so what. Re-picture and jump in again.
If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!