I read somewhere that your New Year’s Resolutions don’t really “stick” with you until January 20th. It’s always easy to commit to making positive changes on Day 1, but rarely do we keep them by the end of Month 1. Maybe part of the problem is we make them a little too hard, a little too unrealistic, a little too intense. And the second we falter on whatever those changes are, we just give up all together.
This year I have given myself some time to really reflect on what manageable and healthier and incremental steps I can make that will have a lasting impact on my wellness. And now I am ready to start implementing them. Because I want them to still be a part of my journey towards wholeness at the end of the year. So let’s do this!
For 2017, my goals are…
- To watch less television and listen to more music while I work from home. I tend to leave the TV on in the background while I am glued to my laptop, but I’d like to keep some music on instead, which studies show is better for your brain.
- To engage in less social media, and give myself some more free time in the real world. The first step will be “letting go” of Facebook and Twitter, which I can admit are the most addictive for me.
- To spend less, and save more. I have made this declaration before in the past but always in the abstract, whereas this time around I have a definite plan of how to do so within my budget.
What are your Resolutions? Are you prepared to amaze yourself by following through with them in 2017?