Why I Stopped Making New Year’s Resolutions (Until My Son Inspired Me to Start Again)
A Personal Journey of Growth and Change
I used to be a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. I’d spend hours brainstorming and writing down all the things I wanted to achieve in the coming year. But after a few years of setting resolutions and then breaking them, I started to feel like I was just setting myself up for failure. So, I stopped making resolutions altogether.
But then, something happened that changed my mind. My son, who is now 10 years old, came to me one day and said he wanted to make a New Year’s resolution. He wanted to be kinder to his classmates and to help out more around the house.
His enthusiasm inspired me. I realized that maybe I had been going about this whole resolution thing the wrong way. Maybe instead of focusing on big, scary goals, I should focus on small, achievable ones.
So, I decided to give New Year’s resolutions another try. And this time, I’m doing it differently. I’m setting small, specific goals that I know I can achieve. And I’m breaking them down into even smaller steps.
I’m also being more realistic with myself. I know that I’m not going to be able to change everything all at once. But I’m confident that if I keep at it, I’ll eventually reach my goals.
Making New Year’s resolutions can be a great way to motivate yourself to make positive changes in your life. But it’s important to set realistic goals and to be patient with yourself. If you do that, you’ll be more likely to achieve your goals and have a happy and successful year.