By Amber Murray

Staff Writer

With every New Year’s Day is a New Years Resolution attached to the New Year. It’s a two in one commitment deal that you commit to pursing. The most common resolutions made each year according to TIME Magazine is:

•Lose Weight

•Get Fit

•Eat Healthier


•Get Out of Debt

•Save Money

•Be Less Stressed

There is nothing wrong with making a resolution but the problem is keepingit. Making a New Years Resolution is like quitting cold turkey on a habit, sometimes its success and other times its not. When making a New Year’s Resolution you have to ask yourself, Will I keep this resolution for more than six-weeks? Am I capable of making this change physically, mentally, and emotionally? Would my lifestyle be able to handle this change?

According to Huffington Post-Healthy Living, on average, it takes more than two months before a new behavior becomes automatic, 66 days to be exact. Now, these results can be shortened or lengthened depending on the person’s lifestyle but how can you healing the common broke resolution. When you’re considering your next New Years resolution commit to something that will challenge but also a benefit you.

Try to commit to a habit or goal that will fit into your lifestyle. Before the New Year starts, do a week trial to see if you’re able to make this one of your resolutions or make a pros and cons list about your potential commitment next year. Here are the top 5 principles, from Huffington Post, into make a New Year’s Resolution:

•Principle #1 — Set Goals with Deep-Enough Reasons

•Principle #2 — Handle Your Bad Habits Before They Handle You

•Principle #3 – Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

•Principle #4 — Don’t Beat Yourself Up for Having a Weak Moment

•Principle #5 — Set Yourself Up to Win with the Micro-Habit Approach

When creating your next New Year’s Resolution, remember this list is for you. No one is going to go through the New Year doing your list. This is not; you’re making the list for you not for anybody else. You’re the one you is committing and doing this goal. Don’t try to get applause from the world because the world will love you for a second and then forget about you. Make a list that you will be proud to achieve and that is for YOU.

Melody Beattie said, ‘The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals’.


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