Self Reflection Before Resolution

The Countdown to the New Year has begun.

Usually with the upcoming New Year people start making declarations of things in their lives that they would like to change. We think of dusting off and recycling those same old resolutions that we have abandoned numerous times in the past. We resolve to lose weight, exercise more or travel the world…AGAIN. However, with the start of the following New Year, we are still walking around with those extra pounds, our treadmills are buried under the weight of old clothes, and we still have not travelled anywhere outside of our city blocks.

There are many reasons why we continue to be unsuccessful in sticking to our resolutions. The main one is, we fail to identify what the change is that we really need. The problem is, too often we make resolutions because it is the “thing” to do for the New Year. There is no real thought put into it and we have no idea what success should even look like or if it’s even achievable in the first place. So, we wind up making the same mistake of falling back on the same resolutions that we obviously have no personal attachments or commitments to.

So, this year before you make your resolutions, do some self-reflection. Take a really good look at yourself inside and out and choose something that you would really like to work on. Ask yourself questions like… “Are there any areas in my life that are causes for health concerns or self-esteem issues?” “Do I need to adopt a more positive outlook on life?” “Do I need to be more honest and open with my friends and family?” “Do I have the finances to start traveling?” “Am I willing or able to make the lifestyle changes needed?” Most resolutions require just that.

Once you have completed that self-reflection and have identified that burning need or want, go ahead make that resolution and stay committed to seeing it all the way through!

24 thoughts on “Self Reflection Before Resolution

  1. Janice, you had me smiling, I’m so guilty of making resolutions and not following through, sometimes life just happens and other things take precedence, this year I’ll re-evaluate, and make a conscious effort to prioritize, merry Christmas to you and yours 💕💕

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  2. Yay to Blog #2! You are dishing out some great advice here my friend. As you eloquently stated “So, this year before you make your resolutions, do some self-reflection. Take a really good look at yourself inside and out and choose something that you would really like to work on. Thanks for this reminder.

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  3. Well said Janice! It also helps to consistently make and commit to resolutions daily or more frequently throughout the year rather than waiting for the start of a new year to do so.🙂❤

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  4. So on point 👉”Take a really good look at yourself inside and out and choose something that you would really like to work on.”..
    I honestly believe this .. That’s where change begins.
    Thanks J, great insights.

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  5. This is good stuff right here. I agree 100%… If you work at your resolutions daily, in time it’ll create a successful month which will then create a successful year. – The hypocrite

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  6. Great read!
    The key is consistency, you must find and maintain the willpower to be consistent. Turning your days into weeks, your weeks into months, your months into years.
    I need to remind myself of that😂😂

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