Someone once said that it takes 21 days to create a new habit. Well, it's exactly three weeks into the new year, how are you doing with your resolutions? Chances are, you weren't 100% perfect…especially if being perfect was your resolution! We are human, we are at times weak, so it's only natural that we fall slightly off our intended path once in awhile. So, here's the cure for broken resolutions:
#1. Recognize that having, starting, and breaking resolutions are better than not having them at all, in my opinion. It means that you are striving, hoping to do better, to be better.
#2. Give yourself a break. Congratulate yourself for even thinking of ways to improve your lot in life.
#3. Make a list. Yes, a list. List the progress you've made. List the things you are looking forward to. Make a list of all the ways staying on path will help you and those you serve (or those you're related to). Make a list of all the reasons you are grateful (like not having it as bad as a lot of people who are miserable). Making lists of positive things distract your brain from beating yourself up. As I like to say in my work as a motivational speaker, you can't walk in gratitude and sit in self-pity at the same time!
So here's to your new year, new habits, and new lists. It's never too late to have the best year of your life!
From your accepting the fact that I've already veered off course and came back again motivational speaker, Marilyn Sherman