New Year, New Me! No Follow Through? Back to Old You…
By Taylor Brouillet-Stock, Account Specialist
Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2022? Now that it’s February, I think it’s time to take a step back and evaluate how those resolutions are coming along. New Year’s Resolutions can be hard to keep, especially if you plan to make drastic changes in your life and do a complete 180 from December 31st to January 1st.
I have noticed (and I am guilty of this as well) that people tend to put a lot of pressure on themselves to fulfill certain resolutions by a certain time in the year. In my experience, and from what I have witnessed from others, when those resolutions aren’t met by that arbitrary due date it can make you feel like a failure or that your entire year is ruined. I think that having goals for your life and wanting to build better habits is a great thing! But I also think that we shouldn’t put too much pressure on ourselves or put ourselves down if things don’t go exactly the way we expect them to.
In this article, James Clear lists 30 one-sentence stories from people who have built better habits in their lives. I think this is a great example of how making just a slight change in your behavior can result in big changes down the road that help you build a better, healthier lifestyle. If you are anything like me and struggle to keep New Year’s Resolutions, give this article a read as it may inspire you to make those small and manageable changes to bring you a happier way of life!
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