Ideas for Life
How to let go of resolutions mentality and win
Most people (over 80%) will fail to achieve New Year Resolutions they make says research.
Resolutions create negative energy of guilt and failure
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Why most of us fail
If you are in the incredible 20% of people who hit their resolutions every year, congratulations! You are a rare breed 🙌🥳👏 For the rest of us, it is mostly a journey downwards into a spiral of failure, guilt, and frustration which circles back to thinking less of ourselves and hardly ever making us feel good or achieve anything meaningful.
Most of us fail for three main reasons:
- Lack of clarity
- Unreasonable expectations
- Lack of inspiration or passion
Would you like a much gentler and more successful approach to creating a positive change?
In the last few years, many have found the “Word of the year” method a much more effective and rewarding experience:
- Drop the resolutions
- Focus on creating a positive feeling and personal inspiration
- Choose a single word for the year ahead
- A word that will inspire you to make positive small changes to reach your most important goals
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How to choose your word
Identify what is most important and realistic for you in the coming 12 months to achieve.
Think about what would inspire you to move in that direction.
Think about what it would feel like to be moving closer to your goal.
Words will start coming to you as you think about these things.
Pick a word that feels good to you, that resonates with who you are and where you want to go.
Once you choose your word, get creative and define on paper what that word means to you, this will go beyond standard definition and will have multiple personal meanings for you. You can then make small daily changes to your life based on different meanings you assign your word and begin a journey of positive transformation.
Why not get your word printed and framed for an inspirational reminder in your day to day life? Or make it your digital wallpaper?
Some ideas to get you thinking
Remember to let go of the resolutions mentality and search for a positive feeling and inspiration.
Live more sustainably
Focus on self-care
Look after your mental health
Look after your body
Flex your compassion muscle more
Read a book a month
Go someplace you’ve never been
Live life to the fullest
Spend more time with family and friends
Make new friends
Disconnect from your phone
Maintain a Proper Sleep Schedule
Minimise your stuff
Focus on a passion
Revisit your professional goals
Learn a new skill
Keep funds ready for emergencies
Review/update your social presence and build your personal brand
Give credit where credit is due
Be more positive
Stay out of office gossiping
Improve your work-life balance
Get a raise
Develop your communication skills
Don’t take work home
Fine-tune your time management
Schedule time off for the year ahead
Some examples of words of the year:
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