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Why Some New Year’s Resolutions Fail.

January 13, 2019 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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(ThyBlackMan.com) It never fails a new year brings with it the hope of new goals. It acts as the proverbial reset button for many to take control of areas of their life that seem to be out of order. There is nothing wrong with working on health, finance, family, relationships, or other goals one would like to accomplish. However, there passion and drive that comes with the first of the year tends to wear off, and for some the wear off happens within the first three months of the year. It is safe to wonder why New Year resolutions seem to be hard to abstain.

Why do we let the resolutions go, and what effect does that have on how one will view self? It is known that the resolutions are often made public…which means there will be reminders of the resolutions that never came to fruition. If one dares to be successful in keeping a New Year resolution, it’s safe to say its time we consider why they fail.

Some of the areas of life that are used to create the New Year resolution are things that technically don’t need to wait until January 1st. Improving one’s health, especially when there is a health challenge pending, is something that may need immediate attention. Bettering relationships and removing oneself from toxic situations are things that should be done as soon as they can.

Sometimes it is detrimental to wait until the first of the year to do things that will better health and give you peace of mind.  Allowing crisis to continue in your life for the sake of hitting a reset button could subconsciously make it more difficult to keep the resolution set. The situation required immediate attention, and it was tabled…this could cause it to be tabled again for another milestone date.

Sometimes a New Years resolution is a sign of procrastination. If this is the case one would find it difficult to keep a resolution, simply due to the fact that change will continue to be put off as it has been in the past. In order to break that habit, there will need to be a conscious commitment to change that happens because there is an immediate need. Consistent procrastination will not change because the year on the calendar has changed. It may be wise to consider an accountability partner that you respect, and that would not allow you to make the excuses that cause your procrastination.

Know that you deserve the like you are willing to work for anytime of the year. Taking the focus off of January, of any year, and placing it solely on you and the areas you want to address might give you more motivation to hold on to your resolutions. Consider taking a look at your progress, or areas that need work, on a yearly basis that is more personal to you…your birthday. Unless you are a New Year baby you are still in your personal year when the calendar year changes.

It might be more efficient to set goals around your birthday as you are no longer doing something that is in the trend at the moment. Take the time to write down what you want to achieve, and change, in your personal space. Work on them for you, not the validation on anyone or anything else. This could improve productivity, and you can see yourself evolving into the person you want to be. Happy New Year, resolve to navigate the year on your terms.

Staff Writer; Christian Starr

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