It is that time of year again. People start laying out their New Year's resolutions.
Sadly, the majority of people will have ditched their 2019 goals by February. The intention to make these actually happen is always at its highest as people say goodbye to one year and hello to another. However, the lack of commitment and follow through holds people back and can have a negative impact on a person.
According to PopSugar, instead of making those dreaded resolutions, people should take time to reflect on the past year. One of the ways to reflect is by taking stock in all of the achievements from the last 12-months. Yes, every accomplishment and achievement, no matter how small it might appear, write them down. Anything that mane something to a person should be on the list.
The line of thinking is that the effort put into accomplishing something is just as important and vital as a result. People lose sight of the process, which can be just as meaningful as the outcome. By taking inventory of the past year, people gain perspective and insight that will be invaluable as the calendar changes.
Creating a list will also help a person see the areas that he or she needs to improve on and make a plan for talking those in the upcoming year. Looking back and reflecting tend to make people feel empowered and step forward into the new year with a new appreciation of one's strengths and capabilities.
Remember, reflecting isn't about what a person did that was right or wrong. It is about looking at what worked, celebrating that and taking that insight into the next year. People can get so caught up in the negative, what has not accomplished aspect which defeats the purpose of reflecting. Push those thoughts aside and focus on the good.
New Year's resolutions can tend to do more harm than good, especially when people fail to meet them. Therefore, another positive way to step into the next year is to reflect about the previous year. It is a pretty interesting concept to think about as 2018 ends and 2019 begins. What do you think about reflecting instead of having resolutions?