New Year Resolution Meme 2017

When the clock strikes twelve and confetti begins to fall and the whisper “New Year’s Resolutions” can be heard. The appeal of self-improvement as well as fresh beginnings becomes apparent when the calendar shifts to 2024. The constant flurry of gym memberships or detox programs is a good time to reflect on the resolutions we make. Are they nothing more than empty promises that are destined to fade away? Or can these goals be a meaningful roadmap for our personal growth and development?

The Resolution Paradox: How do they Usually Fail?

The data paints a dark picture. Studies have revealed that an astounding 80% are given up within the very beginning of a few months. Why? We are often seduced by the quick fix and grand declarations. We declare war on bad habits and set overly high-risk goals without a specific plan or strategy for implementing. Failure can lead to frustration, which leads to discouragement and sends us back to the old routines.

Reframing resolution From tricks, to a growth mindset

Let’s not view resolutions as a list of stifling objectives. Instead we should view them as a way to create a framework for an intentional process of growth. The key is to change our attention from the outcome on its own towards the process. Focus on healthy lifestyles like daily exercise and mindful food instead of attempting to get a chiseled body. Set a strict routine and be grateful for your small victories along the way.

From aspiration to actionweaving relevant resolutions

To make meaningful resolutions, you must be able to think critically and pragmatistically. Here are some guidelines to help to guide you in this direction:

  • Determine the Core Values of your life: what is important to you? Are they connection, creativity or personal growth aligning your resolutions to your values provides you with an objective and increases motivation.
  • Set Specific, Measurable and Achievable goals (SMART): Specific. This structure helps keep your resolutions grounded in actualityIt improves your odds of succeeding.
  •  The power of small steps – Don’t try to rebuild your life overnight. Start small with manageable, constant actions. Be proud of each achievement regardless of how tiny, and see your progress increase in size.
  • Flex and try it out: The world throws curveballs. Be flexible and adaptable to your goals. Don’t hesitate to let go of a goal that feels unattainable or does not resonate with your values.

Beyond the Individual: Resolving problems involving ripple impacts

It’s not only our personal lives that are affected by resolutions. Use this chance to spread positive ripples. Consider volunteering in the community, donating to a worthy cause, or simply being a good person and caring in your everyday interactions. Remember that even small actions can have a huge impact on the people in your life.

Conclusion Resolutions are Seeds for Change

If approached with a growth mentality and a mindset of intention New Year’s resolutions are effective tools that will assist you in making positive changes in your lifestyle. If you focus your efforts on the smallest steps and prioritizing the things you value and taking a flexible approach to your resolutions, they can transform into something more meaningful by 2024. It is time to get rid of the tricks. Instead, we should be open to the process and develop resolutions that will have lasting influence, not only on us, but the world around. Happy New Year, and happy intentional growth!