I, personally, have wanted to start a blog every year for the last two New Years. Among a few others, starting this blog has been that one resolution on indefinite repeat. We are now three months into 2019 and I can’t help but to think about those repeat resolutions. Am I on track? Do they even matter anymore?
Truth be told, if you wrote it down, placed it on a vision board, or even shared it with a stranger at Starbucks, it was important to you. So, what happened between January and now? Read ahead to find out 3 ways your mental health would greatly benefit from revisiting those repeat resolutions.
Self-efficacy is the ultimate HIGH! Ask yourself, are you the captain of your ship or the window peering passenger? Being able to steer your own ship, despite the waves of life, is the ultimate reward. There will never be a good time to start and the “feeling” to actually begin may never set in, but taking just ONE step towards that resolution, is the beginning of increased self-efficacy and confidence. Having a sense of accomplishment almost always elicits a positive mood.
Increased COMMITMENT to you. After taking steady steps towards your resolution or its actual achievement, you may find yourself committed to other areas of life that are important to you. When you make YOU a priority, it is hard to deny what must be done to create the best version of yourself. When ignored or dismissed, repeat resolutions, have a tendency to unconsciously increase your negative self-talk, doubt, and possibly even self-sabotage. Beware of such negative patterns and keep that commitment you made to YOU!
The continued EVOLUTION of you. You would be surprised what comes out of accomplishing a long-term resolution. Whether it be leaving a toxic relationship or starting a new career, sometimes getting to point B just will not happen without some momentum at point A. Accomplishing a long-standing resolution clears the way for other areas of importance to come to light. You may even lose that unsettling sense of “being stuck” that often leads to anxious and depressed moods.
Some say resolutions are overrated, but I say, they are far from that. Any desire to make you, a better you, should be honored. Any thought, any behavior change, any wanted shift, should be honored. Yes, it may not happen overnight but if you keep pressing forward towards resolving those resolutions, your mental health will thank you. So, what is your one, repeat resolution that has yet to be honored? I’d love to hear it and root you on!
P.S. Remember growth can happen anywhere, even in the stuck places.