We are half way into January and by now, your new year resolution(s) are probably already out of the window. You are not alone:
Most New Year’s resolutions fail. That’s a fact.
But don’t let this stop you from having one or several resolutions. Drawing one year to a close and starting a new one is a powerful tool for reflection, for taking stock and to set out where you would like to be in another 12 months time… no goals = no results.
Prove them wrong!
Getting on the right track.
Questions to deal with in setting goals is how do you want to live? Who do you want to spend time with? What is important and what isn’t? Unless we take time out of our busy schedules to ask and answer these questions live has away to just happen and drift without a particular direction … and before we know it, another year has passed and all these wonderful intentions and ideas haven’t even been put into motion.
It is easy to keep busy but it is difficult to stay on track. Judging by the number of self-development sites and calls to follow ones passion it is something many of us aspire to.
The trick is to either not make any resolutions at all or to focus on the attainable and on how to make it work! One thing, one action, one new habit we can form to move us from intention to action.
Staying on track.
This list entitled: “5 ways to make your New Years Resolutions Stick” appealed to me – because it moves away from setting grand gestures to simple, achievable goals. Why not check it out?
Practical and measurable resolutions.
My guiding motto for 2019 and beyond is “Actions speak louder than words”.
That’s why my own resolutions are action oriented and easy to measure: align my spending with my values. This includes living as plastic free as possible, reduce consumption rather than recycle or re-purpose or up-cycle goods, living as waste free as possible including reducing packaging of everyday goods, purchasing biodigradable items rather than items that go to landfill and last but not least, eat responsible and by that I mean, adopt a vegan diet.
Veganism is getting easier.
Awareness of the cruel treatment of animals in factory farms has risen worldwide and, to a lesser extend, the fact that keeping animals is more resource intensive then growing vegetables. Add to this that we are over fishing the oceans and depriving future generations of biodiversity.
My New Year’s Resolution is a logical consequence: step it up from being a vegetarian to being a full-time vegan.
Interested in changing your diet and don’t want to go all the way? Try being a part-time vegetarian.
Where there’s a will there’s a way!