Well it’s that time of year yet again; it’s actually the New Year. So it’s five days into the New Year and I am sure that a lot of you out there have New Year’s resolutions. So the Big Question is How many of you are still going strong with you resolution and who has already failed.
I know personally I have decided not to start a New Year’s Resolution, at least kind of. So my resolution is simply to continue a new life resolution that I started back in October. As with any resolution no matter how long you are doing it there are always going to be struggles.
Those of you that started there resolutions on the first of the year I want to wish you all the best of luck with them. I do however, ask you to think about this. Do you only want to do this for a year or do you plan on continuing past a year. There are a multitude of reasons I ask this question.
For starters if like me you want to make it a life resolution it takes a lot of hard work and dedication. In fact whenever you start anything new that you hope to become a habit it takes an average of 66 days for that new habit to stick. That makes for just over two months to make it stick; you might be thinking that’s not bad, it’s not too long. For some of use that is true, however, approximately 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail by February, that’s only 31 days.
There are a couple industries in fact that know this fact all too well. They both fall into the healthy living field as a whole, those industries being Gym’s and Diet Plans/Groups. In fact a lot of their sales and memberships spike in January and slowly fade out and by March at the latest there are very few of the new comers left if any.
Second it is better to think of your resolutions as a change not as a resolution. Now I know your think, but, it’s called a resolution. That’s were our first mistake is and what we have to change first. There is a difference in saying that you resolve to do something and actually doing it. So like I said call it a change not a resolution, it might help trick your mind into thinking differently and maybe even follow through.
Lastly, it has been thought that deciding to make a change should not happen just because it is a New Year. This concept that starting fresh in the New Year is an old out dated thought process. In fact it is thought to date back to the ancient Babylonians who are credited with first celebrating the holiday.
To sum it all up I encourage everyone to drop New Year’s Resolutions and think of them as life changes. That is what I have decided to do and so far it has been working for several months. In fact according to the numbers it is now a habit, even so there is still a need to maintain and work at it.
I hope you all enjoyed this little insight into New Year’s. If you enjoyed or found this interesting please give it a like to let me know. Also if you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions for future entries please feel free to leave it in the comments below. As always check back next Friday at 1500 or 3 PM for a new original story.