New “Day’s” Resolutions
Ready to start the new year?
Those are the amount of results obtained from a Google search on “new year’s resolutions”. Given the popularity of the subject, I won’t even go further into explaining it, but would rather like to introduce you to a lesser known subject.
New “day’s” resolutions.
-Yes, I must admit…I kind of made that up.
Actually, new “day’s” resolutions are exactly the same as new “year’s” resolutions, with one slight twist.
You see, with new “day’s” resolutions, every day is a new year. Every day is a new beginning. Everyday, everybody gets a second chance. Every day we have the possibility to start anew. To make things right. To ask for forgiveness. To forgive. To make a choice, whether we will let the worries and burdens of the past rule our lives, or let that go.
Every single morning that we wake up, we have been given a gift. The gift of life. Whether we take advantage of this present is up to us, despite the difficulties and hardships that are a natural and necessary part of it.
That’s why I believe it is crucial to face this new year day by day. When we define our goals, expectations, “resolutions” at the beginning of the day for the 24 hours to come, we achieve a narrower and more focused approach. You can give time to yourself and think about it. You can write it down on a piece of paper. You can say it aloud. You can even share them with someone, so that at the end of the day they hold you accountable.
This allows us to be more productive, more efficient, and gradually reach what it is that we have set out for ourselves.
When we take it one day at a time, one step at a time, gradually adjusting our behavior and attitudes, working little by little on what it is that we want to change, we will see the results.
We have to redefine the way we approach this ordeal.
Many of the typical new year’s resolutions (getting in shape, quitting bad habits, improving mental well-being) are all processes, as is the majority of things in life. Discipline and consistency have to be present. They cannot be absent.
I know what you are thinking. It’s hard. I know it’s hard. I still have several habits which I wish to change, and have wanted to do so for a long time. I can’t do it from one day to another. What I can do is to progressively, over time, address what needs to be adressed.
After all, this is a fight, which with patience and dedication, can be won. That is the key. Knowing this, and facing it one day at a time. With effort and sacrifice of course, because anything in life worth doing requires these.
I would like to encourage you take this one day at a time, and to be brave with your daily resolutions. As Jesse Owens said, “The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself — the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us — that’s where it’s at”.
What are your new new “day’s” resolutions going to be like? Or how do you go about committing to your goals and resolutions? I am very interested to know and wish you a happy new year!