How many people break their New Year's Resolutions?
Are we setting ourselves up for failure when we make those New Years Resolutions? It seems that around 88% of people fail to achieve their goals, and by the end of February a high proportion cant even remember what they resolved to change in their lives. Here are the reasons why we do it and five top tips for success: The ticking of the clock into a brand-new year has always prompted people to re-invent themselves. Its all about survival. Reflecting on what has passed encourages people to take stock of their lives and to attempt to improve their future. Theres nothing wrong with that. We all want to be healthy and happy and making resolutions is a way to gain some sort of control over whatever lies ahead. It gives us a life plan that feels comforting provided we have chosen our resolutions sensibly.
Resolutions should be achievable as there is no benefit to be gained from setting targets that are unrealistic or out of reach. A good place to start involves other people. We depend on others for many things as humans are, by and large, social beings. The wise person knows that they receive what they give out. Therefore, treating people with kindness and friendliness is an excellent recipe for receiving goodwill. Its a great strategy for both emotional and physical survival. Whats more, once you adopt this approach to others, it becomes second nature. In other words, you can train yourself to become a nicer person and what could be better than that?
Here are five top tips for success that will help improve your outlook for 2019. Its never too late to resolve for things that might lead to a better future:
metaphorical suggestion. The natural world and appreciation of all it represents is a tremendously powerful force that we could all benefit from noticing. Its far too easy to shut the door on nature but its not good for the soul. Immerse yourself in greenery, in gardens, parks, house plants, animals and insects. Care about all living things and your life will be enhanced.This is a literal AND
lives wrecked by chemicals, computers, addiction, money and hatred are all too common. Its a digital age but we all have a choice regarding how we spend our spare time. Bad and sad things happen but its how we deal with them that makes us who we are. Look outside in order to generate strength, because we can make our own good luck. Practice sweeping the mind in order to move forward, away from sadness and disappointment. Its the first month in a brand-new year and a great time to set yourself up for success. Whats more, the Chinese Year of the Pig is coming! This little piggy is associated with the earthy branch and in Chinese culture hes a symbol of wealth and good fortune. Enjoy.How often do you hear of peoples lives being ruined by their love of the natural world? Conversely, stories of
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