The Right Resolution

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you all had a merry Christmas and if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope you enjoyed your time off. But now that the holiday is over, it’s time to ring in the new year! And we all know it won’t take much for 2021 to be better than what 2020 brought us. With New Years comes the infamous New Years resolution (that most people don’t even complete). If I’m being totally honest, I’ve never even made a New Years resolution. Maybe I thought I’d never complete it. Maybe I was too lazy. Or maybe I didn’t even know where to start!

For once, I think I will actually try it out this year. So, I thought I would make an easy template for myself and others to make things easier. I think the main reason why people don’t follow through with their New Years resolution is because 1) it is an unrealistic goal, 2) there is no time frame on the goal, 3) and the goal is too vague. An example of a typical goal is “I’m going to lose weight”. Although this goal is realistic and reachable, it is not very specific. What you could say is, “I want to lose 30 pounds in 6 months.” This example is achievable, it is specific with the amount of 30 pounds, and there is a time frame of 6 months.

So, the template to use when making your own resolution is: I want to ___(realistic/specific goal)____ within ___(time frame)___ months.

As many of you know, I am getting married soon. 9 months and 3 days to be exact, but who’s counting. I’m wanting to get a little more fit by then, so I can feel and look my best! I know I don’t have a ton to lose, but I want to feel confident on my special day. I want to do this not because of how people will view me, but because I want to feel good and proud in my own skin. So this year my new years resolution is: I want to ___lose 10 pounds___ within ___3 months___. Again, this goal is realistic, specific, and has a time frame. The theme of these resolutions have been pertaining to weight loss, but obviously a new years resolution can be about anything you want. Such as eating less sugar, reading more books, or trying new things on a regular basis. Whatever it may be, make it your own and make sure it is important to you. If it’s not, you may lose motivation and quit early. I know my goal will be somewhat difficult to do just because it can be hard to motivate yourself to go workout and eat healthy, but because this goal is important to me, I will work hard to complete it. I’ll probably have Nick keep me in check too haha!

Hopefully this sentence template will help you all create your perfect new years resolution. Remember to mold your resolution with your own wants and goals in mind, don’t conform to what others think you should do. Happy early new years and bring on 2021!!



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