It is the time of the year where we make plans to start fresh and make changes to our lives. The anticipation of the New Year can be both exciting and frightening. We all make New Year’s resolutions in order to make our life better. In order to be more productive or to be healthier. But there is a fair chance that your New Year’s resolution can do more harm than good. Here we will tell you how and why that is a possibility. You might want to change your New Year’s resolution after reading this.
New Year’s resolutions often deal with absolutes
Often your New Year’s resolution comprises of absolute statements. This means that you are bound to fail at one point or the other. If you plan on going to the gym for the next year it is possible that you do so religiously for a month but then later on you get indulged in your work. You can easily fall sick and miss a few days. This will mean that you have failed in completing your goal. This in turn will lower your self-esteem. It is important that your goals are flexible. They need not be absolute not too vague.
They are often framed by negativity
New Year’s resolutions are about things that you want to change about yourself and this can be framed by negativity. Though this can be a source for motivation for a short period of time it is not enough to get you through the whole year.
When you make your New Year’s resolutions you need to keep in mind that there are external factors that are out of your control. Forces at work that you cannot see. There may come situations that you have not planned for. So what you need to keep in mind when you are setting up goals for the next year is that you need to be flexible and your goals should not be a restrain. Make goals that are practical. If you do not consider these factors then your New Year’s resolution can do more harm than good.