Should You or Should You Not: New Year’s Resolution

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I have never been a New Year’s resolution guy. More of a ‘always try and improve myself, no matter the time of year’ guy.

Ultimately, it is your decision. Below is some information that may be helpful.

Whether or not you should make New Year’s resolutions depends on your personal preferences, goals, and mindset. Here are some considerations to help you decide:

  1. Reflect on Your Goals: Consider whether you have specific goals or areas of your life that you want to improve. If there are aspects you’d like to focus on or changes you want to make, New Year’s resolutions can provide a structured way to set and work toward those goals. Reflection weighs heavy on my heart. Heavier and heavier as the years clip by.
  2. Timing and Motivation: Some people find the start of a new year to be a motivating time for change. If the symbolism of a fresh start inspires you, making resolutions might be a good idea. However, keep in mind that you can set goals and make positive changes at any time of the year.
  3. Realistic and Specific Goals: Ensure that your resolutions are realistic and specific. Vague or overly ambitious goals can be difficult to achieve and may lead to frustration. Break down larger goals into smaller, manageable steps. Seriously, set achievable goals.
  4. Commitment: Consider whether you are genuinely committed to making the necessary changes. Resolutions require effort and consistency. If you’re not fully committed, you may be setting yourself up for disappointment. Stay the course. It is worth it.
  5. Alternative Approaches: Instead of traditional resolutions, you might prefer to set intentions or themes for the year. This can provide a more flexible and holistic approach to personal growth without the pressure of specific, measurable goals.
  6. Continuous Improvement: Remember that personal growth is a continuous process, and you can make positive changes at any time. You don’t need to wait for the new year to work on self-improvement.

Ultimately, the decision to make New Year’s resolutions is a personal one. If the idea resonates with you and helps you focus on your aspirations, go ahead and set meaningful goals. However, if you find that resolutions don’t work for you or create unnecessary stress, explore alternative approaches to personal development. The key is to be mindful of your own needs and preferences.

James Strawn

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