HOW TO MAKE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
For a long time it seemed to me that real life was about to begin, but there was always an obstacle in the way. Something had to be got through first, some unfinished business… then life would begin. At last, it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
Do you begin a year by creating a list of things you think will turn your life around and take away all the obstacles that keep you from truly enjoying each day? Perhaps your new years resolutions involve exercising, dieting, putting in fewer hours at the office, becoming more patient with your children or setting aside time to spend with your partner. But do you really think that making and sticking to such new years resolutions will bring you total happiness? People sometimes believe that their new years resolutions will make everything better, that by following the guidelines made by resolving statement, obstacles will magically be removed that prevent them form feeling better about themselves, their jobs, their family, their partner and their life. People give their resolutions much more significance than they deserve and don’t recognize resolutions for what they truly are: simple goals that can improve small parts of their life. Before you make your new year’s resolution, keep in mind that real life is full of obstacles, difficulties and things you would like to change. Simply resolve to today to do the best you can this year. Take it easy on yourself this year by making resolutions that will help you be more gentle and kind to yourself.