By: Rochelle Jones
So the new year is upon us, and almost everybody in the world is doing the same thing. Coming up with ways to make their new year lighter and better while letting some things go and making a list of resolutions and goals to have a productive upcoming year. However, according to UAB Medicine, less than eight percent of people stick to their goals throughout the year. Most likely, by the end of the year, everyone would have mostly abandoned or forgotten about their plans.
Leading up to New Year’s and the month of January, people are excited and refreshed from the new possibilities the new year has to offer. But after New Year’s Day is over, people get caught up in the strict schedule of their day-to-day lives, whether it be work, kids, school, or family obligations, and the goals that were once set just disappear throughout the months. Sooner than later, you’re back in December towards the end of the year, ready to start new goals for yourself again.
But it doesn’t have to be a never-ending cycle of making new promises to yourself, only not to do them once the new year begins. It could be easier to accomplish your goals once you’ve seen all the progress you’ve made the previous year. For instance, in 2021, if you lost weight, had the strength to end a toxic relationship, or even get a new job or a promotion, use that to motivate yourself to achieve your goals the following year. When you’re focusing on positive energy and being around positive people, you’re more likely to be inspired to accomplish big things in life.
So as 2021 ends and 2022 begins, take an overall look at all you’ve accomplished throughout the previous year. Remember all the great things you’ve done and the positivity you’ve brought into your close circle of friends and family, and use that as a driving force to focus on improving your health, career, and relationships. Lastly, be kind to yourself and let patience and compassion be your guide to a successful 2022.
December 31st, 2021