Are You already failing at the promises you made to yourself January 1st? If so, don't worry- it happens to everyone who didn't do it right. There's no use in beating yourself up for making a huge list of things to change in your life and then not following through. You've got some intentions, but you haven't made a plan of how to get them done! The good news is that if you find your most important resolution and stick with it, the others will probably fall into place naturally.
Here's how to Make A Meaningful List Of Resolutions:
Resolutions give us the opportunity to reflect on what is working and what is not working for us in our lives and focus on how we may make improvements towards more health and happiness in the year ahead of us. The reason they often don't stick is because we write them based on what we think we should want or be to make us 'better' not what our heart is telling us we need to be more whole and fulfilled.
So how do you write a list that will put the wheels in motion to make real change in your life?
Start by making a list of the things you are grateful for. Reflect on 2015.
Now, with these honest answers, take an objective look at what you really want.
These are your resolutions. Think of them as your to do list for the first quarter.
Write down these specific, emotion provoking actions that you may take to move your life in a more positive direction. More importantly, write down how you can integrate these actions into your daily life. This integration is the commitment you are making to yourself.
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Ariel Richards, R.H.N.