Too Pandemic-Fried for New Year’s Resolutions? Do this instead.
Are you feeling too pandemic-fried to think about your New Year’s Resolutions?
My friend, this video is for you!
Raise your hand if all the constant changes from the pandemic feel like a freaking rollercoaster and you are READY to get off!
I hear you. The last few years have been challenging. I love setting resolutions and goals, but I’ve felt too overwhelmed and pandemic-fried to think about New Year’s resolutions myself.
I know people who were able to achieve their new year’s resolutions and goals the last few years.
And I know just as many that had to put their lives on pause to deal with the ever-changing restrictions, homeschooling, and figuring out Zoom.
In a TYPICAL year, people would start thinking about their New Year’s resolutions right about now.
But let’s be honest, this was not a typical year. Next year may not be, either.
If you have the Quarantine/homeschool/Zoom brain and the idea of resolutions is the last thing on your mind, try this.
Instead of focusing on resolutions, focus on your vision for the life you want to create.
I work with high-achieving professionals who know how to get things done.
But oftentimes, once they get “there” and achieve their goals, they realize something’s missing.
That despite having the career and the house, maybe the family, they’re not as happy or fulfilled as they thought they would be at this stage in their life.
I think this happens because when we’re checking – what we have been told are all the right boxes – we don’t question whether or not those boxes are right for US.
We’re taught that if you make all the right moves in life, you’ll be happy.
But is everyone who checks all these boxes happy?
We’re programmed from childhood to achieve certain goals. The RIGHT goals, but the truth is, the RIGHT goals aren’t right for everyone.
Every year the internet is flooded with New Year’s resolution ideas.
They’re not all bad, but they may not all be right for everyone because people are different. We have different values and beliefs and ways we want to feel.
Resolutions assume that we all want the same things – thinness, money, success. And of course, there are universal things like quitting smoking that most people want.
But making more money may conflict with someone who wants to work for a non-profit.
Being successful may be in conflict for someone who really loves their job and doesn’t really value public recognition.
If we believe we must all achieve these same broad resolutions or we’re not going to be happy or successful, it may cause us to feel conflict within ourselves.
And the truth is, only we know what’s going to feel right for us.
If you start with the life you want to create, your VISION in mind, you’ll choose better goals and resolutions.
So this year, if you’re feeling MEH about new year’s resolutions, what if you started thinking about your VISION for your life instead, and the goals that will make it a reality? Good luck!
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