A New Spin on New Year’s Resolutions
Ever notice that most New Year’s Resolutions emerge from the negative? That they are generally based on some kind of behavior you’d like to minimize or stop doing altogether? Consider these common resolutions: I’ll stop eating more than I should…I won’t spend as much money…I won’t yell at my kids so much. Recognize any of these? Isn’t it interesting how they all stem from a place of NOT wanting to do something? Perhaps that’s the reason that, by this time of the year, many people have already given up on their resolutions.
Maybe this is the year to think about resolutions a bit differently and spin them toward the positive; it might make a difference in how you feel in trying to maintain the commitment to them. For instance, instead of, I’ll stop eating more than I should, why not try, I will eat just enough food to be full. Or instead of, I won’t spend as much money, why not try, I’ll stick to my budget. And, I’m not going to yell at my kids, could become, I am going to tell my kids how great they are more often. Let’s choose to make an effort to be happier, kinder, and prouder of who we are. Let’s focus less on our negative behavior and find more ways to act positively. Are you in? And, while we’re on the subject, why not add some resolutions of kindness? You can get the ball rolling with some of these simple acts of kindness.
3 Ways to Spread Kindness This Year
1) For one day, hold the door open for others every time you have the opportunity.
2) The next time you see litter on the ground, pick it up and throw it away no matter where you are.
3) “Plate it Forward” by making something yummy like cookies, cake or bread and deliver it to your neighbors or friends.
And, keep on keepin’ on with those resolutions. We believe in you!