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Enjoy the Process of Your Resolutions No Matter What Time of Year It Is

Updated on March 12, 2013


Just because you didn't think of, or get started on a resolution for this year doesn't mean you can't do it now. Every day can be about fresh starts. It's just a tradition to start or stop things in the begining of the year. That's okay. You can do whatever you want when it comes to change. Whenever you're motivated consider it an opportunity that you've been waiting for.

So go ahead. First, don't beat yourself up for not doing this thing before now. You're doing it aren't you. That's right. Give yourself credit for at least thinking about it. Now move along.

Start by doing something small off your list of things you'll need to do to accomplish this goal. Do anything at all and be proud of yourself even if it only took you a few minutes to do it.

Whether your list is in your head or written down, refer to it as you do each little thing. You want to see progress. You want to reward yourself for doing well at your endeavors. Just don't reward yourself with food if you're on a diet. In that case buy earrings or something.

If you miss a day or two because life just knocked at your door and you had to take care of something pressing don't be discouraged. Get back to the little things. They do add up.

Find the real reason you're doing something and you'll enjoy the "getting there" part of achieving your goals. After all the process of doing something that takes awhile is very important. You're chugging along, why not enjoy every minute of what you're doing. Like, instead of walking on the treadmill on nice days, go out into the woods and look at all the nature around you. If you're going to paint with your watercolors or oils, go to great locations instead of working from pictures in your studio. Success really is in the process because we don't know if we're going to even be around when the project comes to fruition. Enjoying this part of accomplishing something you've been putting off means everything. It means you'll get there. Go for it.


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      Dora Weithers 6 years ago from The Caribbean

      Good advice especially at this time of year. I agree that "everyday is a fresh start." Thanks for the reminder. Voted USEFUL.