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Why it is important to have a new year resolution

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By Esther Muchene | 4 months ago | 3 min read

 Your new years resolutions should align with what your personal ambitions are as well (Photo: Courtesy)

New year’s resolutions have always been and will probably continue to be a universal tradition. It’s a personal commitment to be better and do better each new year and everyone has a list of things they would like to achieve.

In 2022, you might be determined to lose some weight or maybe you want to reach certain financial levels before the year ends and that all depends on what your personal ambitions are.

As good as that sounds on paper, you must have a new year’s resolution list where your goals need to be realistic to keep you from feeling like you’re always falling short.

And to be honest, that is the mistake most of us make. Our expectations are way too high and ridiculous it is no wonder we always never achieve our goals.

Before you get discouraged and write them off altogether, here are some reasons why you really need those resolutions come the new year:

  • It sparks positive change

A new year feels like a clean slate. It’s a refreshing beginning for everyone because you have the chance to decide which mindset, you want to start the year with.

If you start in a sad or slothful way, the rest of the year will follow the tone which you started with. It will be harder for you to achieve anything on your list and by the end of the following year, you will feel like a loser.

But when you have a positive mindset from the beginning, you’re already creating the path for a successful year.

 New year resolutions spark positive change and motivation to do better (Photo: Courtesy)
  • It gives a sense of motivation

A new year should always start with a bang. That is part of the reason why end of year parties is a thing because it ushers us into the new year in a charged way.

A year starting without any clear purpose or goals in mind will leave you floating through life without any meaningful direction.

That is why people choose to psyche themselves up keeping the new year’s resolution tradition alive.

  • It’s a way of taking charge

As adults, we are responsible for our lives. We have to be accountable for the decisions we make because they have an impact whether positive or negative.

These resolutions we take time to make help instill the discipline and strength we need to push through life.

If you’re serious with your resolutions and overcome the setbacks, you will realize that you’re more than capable of setting goals and achieving them.

  • Resolutions help you track your progress

A resolution is a simple way of doing an audit of your life. As you create your new list this December, if you’re planning to do so that is, you will be able to notice some of the patterns that you have had throughout the years.

It could be that you have had the same weight goal and haven’t managed to achieve your exercising and dieting targets for a while.

Whatever the case may be, resolutions will show you what strategies you need to continue with or eliminate.

  • They get you closer to your long-term goals

Achieving long-term goals relies heavily on the small steps we take every day. And having resolutions is a strong game plan to have as you work towards the bigger vision you have for your life.

It’s important to make small goals every year and consistently push yourself to achieve them so that your future goals years from now can be actualized.

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