No New Year’s Resolutions

It doesn’t matter that this blog was written a few years ago, the theory is the same!

Trainer Lori Forrester’s blog said:

So the other day in my Facebook news feed an interesting idea popped up that caught my attention. Most of our resolutions are the same every year right? Lose weight, get in shape, quit this or that… The list is built on the negative — things we’ve failed at in the past. This is why the resolutions are the same.

I believe the New Year’s resolution has lost its punch! Why not do a list of 2014 proud moments or accomplishments instead of a resolution list? I’ll bet if you go back through the year and really think about it month by month, you would be astounded at what you’ve actually done!

What have you already improved about your life that you’d like to pat yourself on the back about? It’s okay, go ahead and toot your own horn. Nothing at all wrong with that. Whose life have you positively impacted this year? I’ll bet that list is really long. What about a relationship that’s been mended or a friendship that has become even stronger. Think about the little things. I mean things like “I’ve quit driving through Starbucks on a daily basis. Instead I jazz up my coffee at home and save $5 and 100 calories!” Toot Toot!

This type of list is really therapeutic because normally we focus on the things we haven’t done. Think about it. I don’t know about you, but I like being proud of myself much better than being disappointed in myself!

I’m not saying it’s bad to have goals. I love goals, but we need to be proud of ourselves more often. Make your own little brag list and read it to someone who normally hears you complaining about yourself (husband/wife/kids/friends). They will love it!

We ALL have done things that we can point to say, “Yep, I did that and I rock!” Too many times we are afraid of appearing just a little too confident, but there is a fine line between confidence and arrogance. Most of us would rather run ourselves in the ground  than build ourselves up and have people think we are arrogant. That’s why this is an important list to make at the end of the year. Be proud of who you are and what you’ve done. OWN IT! It may just inspire you to think about what else you’d like to achieve in 2014.

No pressure, just a thought… Not a resolution list, but instead an “Imagine what else I can do” list!

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