If I counted the times I heard that word each January… I would seriously run out of space in my mind for anything else.
But honestly, I wish people would understand that resolutions are a waste of time.
When we make resolutions, our mindset is very… short-term.
“I want to lose 10 lbs”,
“I want to read 6 books”,
“I want to run a 5k”.
More often than not, these thoughts remain just that and no action ever takes place.
I personally believe in creating/building habits.
In order to truly change our lifestyle, we have to change the way we think! Instead of saying “I want to lose 10 lbs”, how about saying, “I want to create the habit of eating healthier and exercising to improve my body” and then actually taking time to plan meals and exercise so that by the end… maybe you’ll even surpass the 10 lbs!
Habits last and they are hard to break so, why not create good ones? (Especially since they won’t be just for a year…. they’ll end up benefiting us for a lifetime.) I often hear that it takes 21 days to create a habit… I guess there’s only one way to find out!