sticking to resolutions are an inescapable part of the January landscape.
But while experts are
everywhere offering tips and tricks for remaining committed to resolutions, few
pundits take a "no resolutions" approach to ringing in the New Year. In the
spirit of "there's two sides to every story," we take a look at the notion of
skipping resolutions altogether. Hey, you still got the champagne!
Make New Year's Resolutions: They're Not Good for Your Health: If you're thinking
about adopting a healthier lifestyle, eliminating resolutions may be the first
step, according to this article: Don't
Make New Year's Resolutions: They're Not Good for Your Health. The article posits
that sticking to resolutions can create stress, rack up unnecessary expenses
and can cause depression when resolutions are unmet. Rather, the article
promotes the notion that the healthiest, happiest, fittest people are those
that develop successful patterns in their lives--lives which
involve achievement and close relationships. By building on successes, whatever
they may be, and by maintaining committed relationships, health and wellness
naturally flow as part of their "active, achieving, and dependable lives." So
socialize with the healthy and happy - wellness is contagious!
New Year's Resolutions Don't Work - Here's Why: Did you ever stop to think that goal setting
is akin to declaring that your life isn't good enough, that happiness is always
around the corner and is missing and absent from your life right now? The
article New Year's Resolutions Don't Work -
Here's Why, makes the case that when we constantly
resolve to make changes, that when we look ahead to a goal, rather than
focusing on, and enjoying the present, that we miss the chance to focus on the
happiness and success that is currently in hand. Food for thought, no?
Why New Year's Resolutions Don't Work: This
article suggests that many resolutions are made with pie-eyed optimism that
generally doesn't translate into success. But rather than truly eschewing the
notion of New Year's goal setting, the author does in fact make the case for
something quite similar: planning. The article advocates making time for an annual
(or better yet, quarterly) planning session(s) to lay out goals and concrete
strategies for moving the ball forward. Read on for more about why taking
stocking of your life or business, and planning for growth or change should be
a part of your 2013: Why New Year's Resolutions Don't
Beyond FoldersTM is written by a team of Pendaflex associates
passionate about time management, communications, productivity and workplace organization. Believing in "continuous improvement" on both a personal and professional level, they share their unique perspectives on subjects of common interest to our readers.