Resolutions

Happy New Year!! 🎊 It’s January 2022, how are you doing on your New Years Resolutions? I’m doing great, then again I gave up making resolutions when I figured out that nothing really changed at the stroke of midnight on New Years Eve. Sure we had something to celebrate, another excuse to over indulge on food and spirits, and start the New Year with one nasty hangover. Is that really a great way to start off New Years Resolutions? Now don’t get me wrong, I speak from experience. But once I decided I didn’t want to start the new year with a hangover I stopped drinking on New Years Eve. Maybe that is a resolution after all. 👍🏼 🕛

This year, like so many others, I watched the ball drop in Times Square. Not in person, and not even at midnight. But by the magic of television and live broadcasts I saw the ball drop at midnight in New York City 🍎 and I got a couple extra hours of sleep. I did wake up at midnight my time to the sound of fireworks in the neighborhood. 💥 I watched them from my bedroom window, then promptly went back asleep.

What I do still marvel at however, are the people I saw on the televised midnight celebrations who were literally hugging, kissing & in tears. Why does the changing of the clock into the next year elicit such strong emotions in people? Is it the letting go of a really bad year and the hope of things be different in the new one that would bring a person to tears at midnight on New Years Eve? Remember 2 years ago when we hit another decade and everyone was so excited and posting about the next decade of the Roaring ‘20’s? Well they’re roaring alright, maybe that’s why people are crying.

But when it comes it each of us individually making New Years Resolutions, in my opinion, the only thing you can really change is your mindset, and that’s not something that’s typically done overnight. So if you still made those resolutions, to lose weight, to make more money, to be a kinder person etc,, did you also have a change of mindset to help you accomplish them and sustain it into the next year? Or are New Years Resolutions just a one month thing? I mean there’s always next year, right?

What kind of world would it be if everyone only had One New Years Resolution – to change your mindset. It’s a work in progress for me, but the goal everyday, not just every new year is too look at life and people through a broader lens. To be open minded, enjoy life for where you are now, in the moment, look forward & not back. Let go of the things that have been draining you and holding you back. Change your mindset and your life will change. I hope you will join me in making that Resolution. 🥰

Photo credit, MyPositiveOutlook

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Published by Conversations with Carli

Just me...trying to live life one day at a time!!

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