It’s a new year, so you know what that means!!! New year resolutions! There will be commitments to lose weight, exercise more, cut back on alcohol, drink more water, get better grades, be more patient, and certainly, finally achieve that big goal.
It’s a powerful time of year! And no doubt, before the new year even hit, you were excited about whatever commitment you made. I know I was!
But let me ask you a question, have you made some of these same resolutions before? I know I am guilty of being a repeat offender. I can’t tell you how many times the commitment to lose weight was on my list. And at the beginning of every year, I started out strong, genuinely believing I would be successful this time; and before two months into the new year had even passed, I was off track and no longer had hopes of achieving that goal.
Why does this happen? How is it we can be so committed to a goal, so committed to change, but then change doesn’t take place.
I’ll tell you why.
It’s because lasting change requires more than a wish, a hope, or even an external change. Lasting change always requires a change within.
It’s time to change the way you think. If you are a person who struggles with self-doubt or a poor self-image, it’s time to drown out those thoughts with some positivity. It’s time to get a new way of thinking! Daily affirmations are a great way to begin to replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts. When you think positively, you’re energized and motivated to work towards your goals, you’re also in better position to persevere, when times get rough. Find a list of daily affirmations here https://nolongerastayathomemom.com/free-resources/, that you can printout for free.
It’s time to change the way you respond to challenges and setbacks. Challenges and setbacks are sure to arise. If you have no expectation for this, and instead are believing that it’s going to be easy and problem free, you’re in for a surprise. Don’t be caught off guard. know that challenges and setbacks will happen; and have a game plan on how you plan to rise up and triumph over them, when they do.
If you don’t make the necessary changes within, the external changes will be short lived. This new year, give your new year resolutions a fighting chance, and commit to changing the way you think, and the way you respond to challenges and setbacks, so you can achieve your goals and maintain them all year long.