Daily Archive: January 11, 2014

Jan 11

Say No To Resolutions; Talking Heart2Heart

No Resolutions!!!

Say No To Resolutions, and YES to lifestyle changes…

It’s the beginning of a new year, and many have made their resolutions for the year. It’s a longtime tradition that has been a part of our society for decades, so naturally it continues without saying. But I say, NO to resolutions because a resolution is merely a hype that only last for a short time. It’s the newness of the resolution that hypes it up, but the endurance is short-lived. One of the reasons that a New Years Resolution is destined for failure is because it’s put off until the first day of the new year with no plan in sight. So I say No to resolutions, and Yes to a lifestyle change.

When you make your New Years Resolution, I believe you make it in good faith and with good intentions. But if you are honest most resolutions are unrealistic and the expectation is too great. You may want to lose X amount of weight, save X amount of dollars, stop smoking or drinking in a month or 2 all of which takes a great deal of thought and time. When you attempt to change what seems like a lifetime of behaviors, it must be carefully planned out. If you fail to plan, you are setting yourself up for failure. So for that reason, I say No to resolutions and Yes to a lifestyle change. Jeremiah 7:5 “Change the way you are living and stop doing the things you are doing.”

A lifestyle change is making small changes and setting small goals which are more obtainable. These changes are met by taking one step at a time because breaking habits can be quite challenging. A sure way to motivate yourself to continue on the journey of changing your life is to focus on the result. If your goal is to change your eating habit, you should focus on how the change will affect your overall health not to mention dropping a couple of sizes. It’s also important to ask for support from your family and friends because it makes the journey much more exciting. 2 Corinthians 4:16 “Therefor we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.”

Approach the changes with the mindset of succeeding at life, and becoming a better person inside and out. When you make positive changes, the change will appear in small ways but it will surely surface. Lifestyle changes are made one day at a time, but it has long-term benefits. If you Say No to a resolution, and yes to a lifestyle change you will eventually become the person you were destined to be. Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

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