Given that very few New Years resolutions are kept, is it important to continue

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  1. Curious Jen profile image60
    Curious Jenposted 12 years ago

    Given that very few New Years resolutions are kept, is it important to continue to make resolutions?

    and why?

  2. Curious Jen profile image60
    Curious Jenposted 12 years ago

    Even though New Years resolutions are rarely kept past January 3rd, I really believe it is important to go through the process of making resolutions.  If properly thought through, the process allows us to critically reflect on the things we feel poorly about and the things we would like to change.  It is important to 1. make realistic resolutions, 2. make specific resolutions, 3. make very few resolutions.
    Be easy on yourself.  If you manage to stick to your resolution then perhaps you can make another Easter resolution.

  3. SandyMcCollum profile image63
    SandyMcCollumposted 12 years ago

    It's still important. Even if you don't end with the result you hoped for, it's still worth trying for self improvement, everyone has room for that. And, sometimes truth is stranger than fiction so it could happen, I mean you just might succeed one time. The boost in self esteem and vigor for life is priceless and worth all the years of failed resolutions.

    Edited to add: I answered this as someone who makes a resolution diligently every year, and have only once succeeded. I made my goals too high, I wanted it all now, hahaha. Now I make reachable ones and I  might make it again.

  4. PHCoaching profile image59
    PHCoachingposted 9 years ago

    I would suggest that making a resolution knowing you wont keep it is futile, but also making a resolution that you really want to keep but is unrealistic is also harmful.

    At the beginning of each year I sit and write around 20 goals that I want to achieve that year, they are all realistic and some are very stretching, but I give my self a whole year to achieve them, this means that I am not making a very wooly resolution to "get fit" but a clearer goal to "get fitter" by setting a target of being able to run 5 miles in one go this year.

    This goal has clarity, is achievable, but also doesn't mean I will disappoint myself by saying I will run every day, then on Jan 3rd not feeling like it and then chastising myself for breaking my resolution.

    Resolutions are good, but only in the form of well formed goals!


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