Which is right for you? Maybe all three.

We are used to making New Year’s Resolutions and for the majority of people, letting them dwindle away like the last piece of confetti falling at midnight.

Now, we don’t INTEND to have that happen, but it does. 

If you haven’t been successful in the past, it is hard to resolve to do something now. 

And, some people feel overwhelmed with everything going on in their lives and don’t think they can take on another thing, even if it is something necessary. Something that would enrich and bless their lives long-term.

There is a way to ease into a resolution. 

What if you started with a consideration.

What if I consider exercising more?

What would that look like?

How would that happen?

What would I need?

A consideration is a careful thought over a period of time.

Can you see how it might be easier to ease yourself into the change if you visualize it? 

By visualizing, you see yourself doing (or not doing) the task. You see the steps and you see yourself being successful.

If you want to stop something, you visualize what you would be doing instead of that activity. You consider alternatives to the status quo.

After you have considered the new plan for a time and thought it out, visualized how it would look, then you might be ready to resolve to take the steps.

A resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something. 

It is easier to move into being determined or resolute and be successful if we have thought out the task over time. It isn’t quite the shock to our system that it could be since we have considered what the alternatives would look like and we have pictured us doing them.

Affirmations can follow our resolution. 

Affirmation is the action or process of affirming something or being affirmed. It is a declaration, a statement, a proclamation. 

Maybe some resolutions dwindle because they don’t involve affirming our decision, over and over again. 

Affirmation also means emotional support or encouragement. We need to support ourselves in our resolutions, and encourage others in theirs. 

If you do decide to make a resolution, I have 5 tips to help you succeed on YouTube. WATCH HERE.

Happy New Year to you,

Dr. Paul