New Year’s Resolution – What and Why?
Do you cringe when you hear the question, what’s your new year resolution?
Have you made new year’s resolutions in the past and then by January 15th you’re back to your old ways?
Have you ever wondered why you can’t or don’t keep the commitment to change?
We cringe when we hear the question of new year resolution because it means change. We don’t like change, even those of us who like different, don’t like change in certain areas. Change is hard and it takes time and commitment. It means our life will be unsettled for a while, no matter how small the change. It will affect our life and the life of those around us. Change can cause chaos if we are not prepared, and many times we are not prepared. So, we cringe at the thought of a new year resolution.
First, we need to ask ourselves the question of what might I want to change in this new year. According to the Nielsen polls the 2015 top ten resolutions were, stay fit and healthy, lose weight, enjoy life to the fullest, spend less and save more, spend more time with family and friends, get organized, don’t make any resolutions, learn something new/new hobby, travel more, and read more. Do any of these sound familiar to you?
The what and why of your new year resolution go hand in hand. Many times we decide to make a difference in some area of our life because someone or society says we “should”. When we make decisions from this perspective we make decisions from our head and not our heart. The decision to change is a “should” and we do not have ownership of the why. When we take ownership the why comes from a much deeper place in our being, it comes from the heart or what I like to call the deepest place, the Soul.
The longest journey is from the head to the heart. There is a process we can use to facilitate this movement and then these new year resolutions will become lifestyle changes rather than a temporary “should”.
Look for Part 2 next week to find out how.
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