I’ve never been one for New Years resolutions.
If it’s something you couldn’t change in August or October what makes you think you can do it in January?
On reflection I do think January is a good time to start adding or subtracting good and bad habits for life and not only this coming year.
Some of the habits I want to stop are –
Most of the complaints we make don’t help us in any way. I’m not talking about a bad service in a restaurant, it’s when we complain about traffic lights or complain about your job when only you can change the situation (basically complaining about yourself). If we can change the situation for example we’re unfit or overweight complaining doesn’t help. Just take action. If we can’t change the situation like bad weather all the complaining in the world won’t change it.
All in all complaining is a habit I need to get rid of and I think the benefits will be great for my anxiety as it will leave space for a positive outlook to form based on dealing with issues rather than always looking to the negative. I’m getting there slowly but surely.
Don’t try to be perfect –
This is not practical and slows progress. No decision is worse than a bad decision! You may not be the best runner, footballer, writer or chef in the world but waiting for the perfect circumstances won’t help you get there. Trying will, taking action will. Making mistakes leads to progress, making mistakes leads to feedback.
The question to ask is did you try your best in the circumstances.
I’ll leave it as the above three for now I’m not perfect.