In a few hours from now across the wold people will start to count down to say goodbye to 2015 and welcome 2016. Usually with this a lot of people also have in the back of their heads a list of possible New Year’s resolutions. Some people on the other hand do not believe in having New Year’s resolutions because according to this group they are pointless and never kept. Well, I guess it depends on who you are and how serious you are about your own New Year’s resolutions
I agree, it is often hard to keep up those good intentions for a whole year, but there is nothing wrong with trying to stick at least with a few of those, and it not for the whole year ( which will be the ideal ) at least for a few months.
New Year’s resolution is a tradition where people make a “promise” to do an act of self-improvement or something nice to improve or better the life of someone else. You might even decide to give your support to a charity or a cause in your community. There are some popular New Year’s resolutions that pop up every year; eat healthier, lose weight, exercise, drink less, be positive, laugh more, get rid of old habits, stop smoking, learn a new language, save money, make small investments, become more organised, learn to say “no”, read more books, take a trip, spend quality time with friends and family, be more spiritual, and so the list goes on.
These are all good and well and great ideas. However, these end up on the list every year and often because somewhere between the beginning and the end of the year life happens and we get so tied up and busy that these wonderful intentions fall by the wayside and become nothing but good intentions.
I have decided to try a new strategy. I read this quote by Mark Terry, “When you trust yourself, you give room for possibilities.” and this is the only item I will have on my New Year’s resolution list; I am going to trust myself more, I am going to trust my instincts and my heart and with excitement will I wait to explore the possibilities it will bring. I have to believe that I am “qualified” enough to make good choices in life because if I do not believe in myself, in my heart and instincts, then I will always be too afraid to make any decisions and or take any chances.
Last thought. Everyone makes mistakes; it’s how we respond to correction that shows who we are and who we are willing to become. Mistakes are inevitable, but I am willing to give 2016 my best shot and again try to live my best possible life.
Remember to live your life to the fullest. We have but one life, but if we live it right, once is enough!
Happy New Year everyone and I hope that your 2016 will be the best one ever.