It’s That Time Once Again…
It all starts with Thanksgiving, which is just a few days away. Folks reflect on what they’re thankful for, count their blessings, and eat more than they should. Then, it’s time for the holiday madness to really kick in. Shopping, parties, and more indulging. Finally, the big climax: New Year’s Eve.
The holiday season leads many people to the end of a cycle, and the beginning of a new cycle. It can get pretty complicated for some people, and downright stressful or sad and lonely for others. There are also many beautiful things about the holiday season. Gift giving and time spent with loved ones and a spirit of fellowship that’s really quite special.
One thing that most of us have in common is that this time of year inspires reflection. We take a look back at what happened during the year, and think about what we most enjoyed, or what we wish we had done differently. Then come the resolutions. Those aspirations for doing more, having more, and being more in the year to come.
The Research is Clear
For most people, resolutions don’t produce results. Read that again! Most people who create New Year’s resolutions don’t fulfill them. So why do we keep creating them, year after year? Because although we have an instinct that some change is needed, we’re not sure about how to effectively create that change, and there’s a part of us that fears the repercussions of that change.
If you want to create a change in your life, don’t wait until the New Year; start now. Start by learning how your behavior actually works, and why you’ve been living your life the way it is. Then, when you understand yourself and your choices in a new and different way, you can come up with new and different solutions to the challenges you face.