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Setting And Keeping New Years Resolutions

Thinking about your New Years Resolutions?

You have probably heard that New Years resolutions usually are not completed. Here are the real statistics; after a week 75% are still successful, after two weeks the number drops to 71%, after a month 64% and after six months only 46% of the people who make resolutions are still successful in keeping them. So the truth is you have less than a 50% chance to keep your resolution.

You may be interested in why this happens. Again, the statistics are helpful, 35% made unrealistic goals, 33% did not keep track of their goals, 23% forgot about them and 10% made too many.

The most common resolutions are to lose weight, eat healthier, and exercise more. I have made each of these multiple times myself over the years. Guilty as charged.

Jim Rohn was well known for his commitment and encouragement to setting goals. You can read some of his tips here – https://www.jimrohn.com/4-tips-for-setting-powerful-goals/. His general position is that you need to sit down and really consider the goals you wish to set. Because they need to be important for you to stay with them. His acronym for goal setting is they need to be SMART

Specific – ambiguous goals produce ambiguous results

Measurable – ie. Lose weight vs. lose 10 lbs.

Attainable – forget good intentions, is it something you can do

Realistic – is it something you can reasonably make real

Time – by when? Will this be complete

The bottom line here is, are you making a resolution because YOU want to or because you think you should?

Either way, lets make 2021 better than 2020 because we say so!

 

~Steve

Change Your Life in 10 Minutes!

10 Minutes Per Day; Change your Day, Change your Life

Do you believe you can create your best day today? If you don’t, why do you feel that way? What could possibly lead you to believe today is not worthy of being your best? Are there no incredible exciting events scheduled, fantastic things to do, there must be for the day to be your best right? With that in mind how could we possibly create our best day, especially in about the same amount of time as it takes to make coffee! Just 10 minutes per day really can change your day!

First let’s not get hung up on time, let’s be realistic. Time management is somewhat of a silly concept isn’t it? We cannot manage, make, stop, resist, add to, save, or anything else with time. There are 24 hours in every day, 12 months make up a 365 day year, so the question is what do we do in the time we have? We are going to drill down to 10 minutes to begin (or near the beginning) your day and make it your best!

10 Minutes to Change Your Day

Minute #1

Breathing exercises can nourish your body, cleanse your soul, change your state of mind, and open every cell of your body to be vitalized.

Here is just one breathing technique to do for 1 minute:

Breath deeply and slowly in through your nose for an 8 count, then slowly exhale through the nose for an 8 count. Eyes open wide as you breath in, slowly close as you breath out. Nourish your body with as much oxygen as possible through taking deep breaths. Nourish your mind by letting go of everything before you began breathing, and now creating a new vibrancy for today. Do this for 1 minute.

Minutes # 2-4

Emotionally speaking there are two dominant reactive emotions that can mess with our day, fear, and anger. I am not going to dwell on these, let’s just agree that they linger in the heart of many people and most other “negative” emotions are from these roots.

Minutes 2-4 we focus on gratitude, just gratitude and nothing else. Focus on the simple things we are grateful for, the little things, like the smell of freshly brew coffee, the incredible scent waking the house before anyone every takes the first sip, a sunny morning walk enjoying the warmth of the sun, and a breeze on your face. Focus on these types of thing during this 3 minutes.

Minutes # 5-7

During this 3 minutes think about the people closest to you, give thanks for them, acknowledge them in your thoughts, and say something of thanks to them in a whisper. Give them a blessing over their day, lastly speak a blessing over your day. Give yourself a quiet thoughtful encouragement.

Minutes #8-10

In these last 3 minutes we are creating the state of mind of being thrivers, not survivors. Visualize every problem, issue, or challenge as it is resolved, and as you want it to be, not simply it will be. To thrive is to live the outcome, rather than see the outcome. Once you finish your 10 minutes, your day is ready now for you!

Now enjoy your coffee!