Are you, like me, tired of "New Year's Resolutions"?

I'm not sure why, but I don't really like the term "New Year's Resolution". I'm not sure if I'm bored with hearing it or it just feels like another something to do - but that we feel compelled to do because it's the thing to do. It's just irritating to me! Perhaps I have the wrong attitude? Highly true.
Yet, to be honest with myself, I do have a list of things I want to change and goals I hope to accomplish.
Making changes can be challenging.

Making changes create differences that affect:
  • our routine
  • the way we think
  • our relationships

So, after more honest reflection, I realize that I can choose to resist change or embrace it. If I resist it, I get no where and end up with the same old things of the past. Now, some of the past is good. So, perhaps that is why we want to keep holding on...because we don't want to lose the parts that are good. After all, that's what keeps us going, right? Well, true.

But, I have to consider what is behind my drive for making changes and creating goals? The answer: good things. These goals are in hopes for good things. Many of us know what we should be doing and we just aren't doing it. So we have these things that we put on our "New Year's Resolution" list year after year. For example, we can all benefit from consistent exercise. Perhaps this is the irritating part about making these "New Year's Resolutions". I keep adding the same "old" things on the list year after year. How about you? How many times have you said that you wanted to exercise more? Why don't we just implement an exercise routine, reap the benefits and move on?

Let's consider how exercise might affect the different areas of our lives.

It's likely that we will have to wake up earlier or even spend less time surfing the internet in order to add an exercise routine. But, might I inspire you with these thoughts? We can chose to think differently about exercise. There is no need for exercise to take up too much time of your day. Simply walking or jumping on a mini trampoline for 15 - 20 minutes for just 3 days a week can benefit most people. It can be fun and enjoyable too. You can listen to your favorite music or chose dancing as exercise. Yes,  really, sounds fun doesn't it? How about enhancing relationships? Find an exercise partner so that each of you can encourage one another. True, there might be someone that you wish would exercise with you, but please don't allow that you hold you back. Remember, embracing changes require flexibility in our routines, our thoughts and our relationships - but this can result in positive outcomes.

So, yeah, I guess this was really an article about exercising. It's important because it's so good for you and it will support your healthy living style of choosing  to eat healthy food. 

Hey, if you really do implement exercising this year...perhaps the idea of making "New Year's Resolutions" next year will be much easier. (smile)