It’s almost the end of December. The New Year is just around the corner. Some people had two lists this month — the Christmas list and the New Year Resolution List.
But are you waiting until after December 31 to starting working on your goals — your resolution list?
New Year: When it comes to resolutions and goal setting when to start is up to you. Why wait though? Some people wait just to indulge more in the behaviors and habits they are resolving to stop. All the while putting off the action required to achieve the goals on their list. There’s no reason you can’t start now. Today.
Resolutions: Each New Year, millions of people make resolutions for themselves. Whether ditching bad habits for good ones or promising ourselves to do more, it’s the same every year. We start the year off with a bang. Gyms are full. Blenders and juicers are flying off the shelves. And our gaits and moods are obviously lighter.
But as the month of January moves forward. And old man winter squeeze us in his death cold hands, our resolve gets depleted. Our souls run dry and we find ourselves curled up into a hopeless ball. Once again beating ourselves up for not trying hard enough…for failing. And vowing to do better next year.
But why wait for New Year? Why not start now?
Goal Setting: Now that our Christmas lists are all but utilized, we can now turn to that “goal setting list”. While we passively go through Holiday rituals — Eating and drinking too much and leaving exercise to chance — and as we look beyond December 31’s horizon. With the twinkle of hope in our eyes, we gain strength in knowing that definitely starting January 1, we will do better.
But why wait?
Resolve to start working on your goals now. Yes. Today. Resolve to eat less today. Resolve to take a walk either early morning or after dinner. Resolve to write in your journal or create a budget now. Resolve to start today.
There’s no rule that say you can’t. When you start now, you are bound to have a bit more velocity when you get to January 1. Otherwise you are just planning to feel bad before you feel better.
So go on. Skip the bad. Start now.
Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!