According to Wikipedia, New Year’s Resolution is, “A commitment that an individual makes to one or more lasting personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit. According to Gretchen Rubin (author of best-seller “The Happiness Project”): “You hit a goal, you achieve a goal. You keep a resolution”. This lifestyle change is generally interpreted as advantageous. A New Year’s Resolution is generally a goal someone sets out to accomplish in the coming year. Some examples include resolutions to donate to the poor more often, to become more assertive, or to become more environmentally responsible. A key element to a New Years Resolution that sets it apart from other resolutions is that it is made in anticipation of the New Year, and new beginnings.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Year%27s_resolution)”
Some guidelines for New Year’s Resolutions
- Don’t be impulsive when it comes to making resolutions. Think about what you want to accomplish in 2012 and think about it through the lens of the Bible.
- Bathe your resolutions in prayer and seek God’s guidance from the Bible in achieving the best results.
- Set realistic and achievable goals as you set about your resolution. Lofty goals, when not reached can be discouraging and may even cause you to give up.
- Tell your family members about your resolutions and ask them to help you and to hold you accountable. Then ask 2-3 people who have your best interests at heart and who will be able to set you straight if you straggled, to hold you accountable.
- Be absolutely disciplined in reaching your resolutions. Be consistent daily in doing things that would help you reach your resolution.
- Let the word “NO” be very quick on your tongue to the things that will distract you from your goals.
- Let the word “YES” be quick on your tongue to the God-things that will help you to achieve your goals.
- Don’t give up if you fail. Pick up the pieces and start again.
- Always ask for help when you feel you are struggling to reach your goals.
- Think of how you can reward yourself at the end of 2012 having reached your goals and found the resolutions.
I look forward to you the reader to contribute with more tips on “New Years Resolutions” – God Bless!