Sleeping in ‘til noon is an excuse. Let’s be real.
By: Sidney Mansueto
When the clock strikes midnight on January 1st most people will be chattering about New Year’s Resolutions. Just as the New Year begins, new ideas will spring up.
The ability to actually complete and achieve a New Year’s Resolution lies deep in one’s mindset and habits. Will you really wake up at 6:00am every morning to work out?
Will you really build more self- esteem? The only judge of that is oneself.
Having a New Year’s Resolution may seem all fun and exciting, because it is refreshing to have a positive outlook on things and be able to experience new things in the New Year.
What exactly are the do’s and don’ts of New Year’s Resolutions? What does it take to successfully achieve a particular goal?
In 2020, it’s time to stop making excuses, and start delivering rich, good quality results that represent a strong will to succeed. Success begins with an idea, followed by a plan of action.
Action can keep a person motivated and offer a boost of confidence. When there is no action, there is no progress.
After all, actions speak louder than words.
Procrastination is a killer when it comes to things that may bother one’s will to succeed. Procrastination is a feeling of emptiness and gives one no motivation.
It weakens the individual and slows them down. When one procrastinates, it becomes difficult and nearly impossible to complete certain tasks.
Everyday life has its ups and downs, and procrastination will not make anything better. With a New Year’s Resolution on top of everything else, life can feel chaotic.
Writing lists of things to do and keeping charts of things you want to accomplish can easily become a method of fighting the feeling of procrastinating. Seeing things on paper can help one get things done on time and at a faster pace.
The reminder of things to do can lift stress off of someone willing to accomplish a resolution.
Stress, like procrastination, can also be very draining. Stress management such as journaling, running and jogging, speaking with a therapist, and exercising can also be healthy for one’s mindset.
Stress can be so emotionally overwhelming that it can also feel physically painful too. For instance, if your resolution is to eat less junk food, how can you adjust yourself to a healthier meal plan when you’re feeling buried in stress?
Having an overall healthy mindset is one way to accomplish a resolution.
An important thing that is necessary for creating a genuine “New Year, New Me” persona is one’s habits. Are your habits good or bad?
What balance do they have?
Healthy and positive habits can be excellent factors that determine success. When you create a goal, you should be aware that you must stick to it to achieve it.
Waking up as early as 5:00 or 6:00 every morning can be a good jump start to creating a better version of yourself. With an early start to your day, you can have a little extra time to yourself before the commitments of work and school become your main focus.
Juggling everything in 24 hours is a challenge, but making balance and having well-thought ideas of how to use a day wisely are some smart moves. Knowing what you want is also a good habit to have.
When you are indecisive most of the time, you will often feel confused, or stuck on what to do next. Having a clear, mental picture of what you desire to achieve is a beautiful sight.
So, before you caption your Instagram photo “New Year, New Me”, make sure you’re going to be that person in real life. Don’t be afraid to let your actions speak loud in 2020!