Why You Should do a New Years Affirmation instead of Resolution
The New Year is here, so I guess that means it’s time to set those resolutions. Isn’t that kind of a rule? New Year’s = Resolutions. It’s always been this way, as far as I can remember. I’m ready to throw caution to the wind though, how about you? I’m ready to say NO MORE RESOLUTIONS. Resolutions just don’t seem to do it. Too many times have resolutions been set, then followed for a short time and then forgotten. Maybe the expectations are unrealistic, maybe it’s because they are done half-heartedly. I don’t know what it is, but this year I have made a plan to set an affirmation for myself instead of a resolution. You should consider doing the same.
If you think this is all crazy talk, I get it. New Year’s resolutions are a tradition for many and it’s hard to imagine not setting them, but if your curiosity is at least a little peaked, here are some reasons why you should do a New Year’s Affirmation instead of a resolution:
- Most resolutions fail. Did you know that more than 75% of New Year’s resolutions end up in failure? That’s right, 3 out of every 4 people who set resolutions for themselves do not follow through.
- Affirmations focus on a change you want to make, rather than setting a concrete goal. For example, if you want to lose weight, you can make a general “I will lose weight” resolution, or you can set an affirmation to eat healthier in the new year. These types of affirmations are easier follow through on because they create change in your life instead of hoping to see the end result of something in your life changing.
- Setting resolutions give you a goal to work toward in the future, whereas affirmations are set in the present. Example “I choose to start saving $10 per week” instead of “I want to save $500 by the end of the year.” See the difference?
- Affirmations are like mottos. You say them often and you say them proudly. Doing this will start to train your mind to think just like your affirmations say to think. When you do something often enough it becomes a habit, right?
So what do you think? Are you ready to set your New Year’s Affirmations instead of resolutions this year? I genuinely think that making this change can affect how our year goes and how successful we can be. I look forward to hearing about all of your successes!