Happy New Year everyone. How you had a wonderful time ushering in 2017. How did you welcome the new year? This year I decided to take it easy and just be with my loved ones and watch the Times Square ball drop on TV. With the new year here, do you have a resolution that you want to keep this year?
I for one don’t believe in new year resolution because it puts a pressure on yourself to follow through and you are more likely to fail. Each January, roughly one in three Americans resolve to better themselves in some way. A much smaller percentage of people actually make good on those resolutions. While about 75% of people stick to their goals for at least a week, less than half (46%) are still on target six months later, a 2002 study found. I believe in having a purpose of the year.
Hence, if you really want to follow through on your goal Dr. Stephen Graef, a sports psychologist at Ohio State University, came up with an acronym – P.A.S.T. – plan, arrange your environment, stick to one thing and too easy to fail. Planning is creating to sticking to a goal. First, clarify what you want and what specific steps that you will take to plan to complete the task. Always write things down. Writing down plans are more likely to be followed through then those not written down. Second, make arrange your environment to make sure that you follow through. For example you plan to wake up early to go for a run or walk, then keep your phone on the other side of the bed so that you will have to get up to turn the alarm off. You can also go to bed in your walking/running cloth. Third, stick to one resolution at a time instead of too many. This will make sure that you are more likely to stick to your resolution. Having too many resolutions can often make them unattainable. Finally, make the solution too easy to fail. For example if your plan is to exercise, start with 1 minute and then slowly move up.
My lovelies! My goal for this year is quite simple. I want to life in the moment and see it through the lenses of a pedestrian. Last year has passed by too fast, with me looked into the world and life through the lenses of a helicopter pilot (macro perspective). This year, I want to take the time look into life and the world the lenses of a street walker looking at the detail beauty of life in the moment, because true beauty of life lives in the moment. I plan to do this by starting the day with deep breath. I have set alarm in my phone to take time to do deep breathing exercise for few minutes. I will start small and increase incrementally.
My beautiful and lovely readers, do you have a new year resolution that you really want to keep this year? If yes, what are some of your resolution. What are some of the plans you have in order to follow through your goals in the long run?