2019 Resolutions: How to Make This One Count

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2019 Resolutions: How to Make This One Count

Two High School Seniors Trying to Remember their 2018 Resolutions

Two High School Seniors Trying to Remember their 2018 Resolutions

Two High School Seniors Trying to Remember their 2018 Resolutions

Two High School Seniors Trying to Remember their 2018 Resolutions

January of 2018 has plenty of memorable moments from Tide Pods to creative meme formats, to the events leading up to the Super Bowl. But one thing that did not linger past January or even stand memorable for most people is their new year’s resolution.

 

Most new year’s resolutions that fall flat keep the same mistakes year after year after year. Gym memberships that aren’t renewed even by February. Diets fading in and out like Christmas lights. Sleep schedules that revert back to their previous self. Or just in general our lives being so used to the same monotony, we fight changes with stubbornness.

 

Most cultures have new years resolution. Spanish have a tradition involving grapes, others involve plants, lamps, or food of some sorts. That is one thing that sets our culture apart, the way that our resolutions simply are spoken to ourselves. There is no one or nothing to hold you accreditable for your actions and your promise.

 

Within your own mind goals are easy to make and unfortunately are also easy to forego your own limits of ethics and credences. In your mind, it is a lot easier to say to yourself that you will wake up early the next morning to study than telling your body to do that. However, if you were to write it down on a piece of paper or better yet, tell somebody, you will be much more accreditable for your own promise.

 

That is the first part of making a good new year’s resolution; reinforcing your promise in others and objects.

 

Another common mistake is seen in the common gym resolution and that is setting the bar too high. Which resolution would be easier to achieve: going to the gym once a week or going to the gym every day after work. Diet resolutions as well have the same issues in that it is the constant need to complete the resolution which ends up causing the inevitable failure.

 

That would be the second part of making a good new year’s resolution; making small steps and small pieces.

 

Finally the last part of making a good new year’s resolution is to be creative. If you personalize it and run with it then you will be much more likely to stick with it. For example, there is a huge difference between going to the gym after work every day and the resolution of using the trip feature in the car to note your gas usage.

 

Ultimately as 2019 will be a year of great changes and surprises, one thing that will keep us strong is our individual willpower and the first step in this is to keep and hold the promises we make on the first moments of the new year.

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