I know it's popular to be setting resolutions about this time... It's something I've done just about every year up until now. I've known for awhile now that they tend to fail... after all, you can start on new habits any time you'd like, no matter what day is on the calendar! But now I'm starting to realize why.
Often we will choose to add a bunch of habits at once on January 1. "This will be the year I get in shape and kick butt in my career! Oh, and keep my home spotless and cook healthy meals for my family every day!" Not only is it unrealistic to try to implement so many habits at once, but it's also pretty far-fetched to try to do so while coming out of what is the most stressful time of year for many people.
great post kylie! I've never really set resolutions because I know that it just doesn't work that way for me. In yoga they sometimes talk about setting intentions which I find is less demanding psychologically. regarding focus, I find it helpful to write about and read about a topic that's part of the intention. for example, I want to be more organized so I wrote out a list of reasons and benefits and then read books on it daily.
my main goal this new year is to find a new job that I like.
I'm glad you liked the post! it's funny you mentioned organization... I'm going to be writing about it a lot in January!
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