What are the most common New Year Resolutions?

Are we a part of a whole or are we unique individuals? We may have unique personalities, unique life experiences, unique outlooks, unique combinations of every factor that makes each of us who we are just like our fingerprints, yet we find that ultimately we are part of humankind. Our basic instincts and reactions, among other things, are the same. When we are hungry, we all want food. When we fall we all put out our arms to protect ourselves. We all like it when we are appreciated. And so on. Is that why we all make resolutions at some point in our lives? Yes. Making resolutions is as basic to our human nature as our other instincts like eating and sleeping. This stems from the fact

 

that making resolutions to oneself is as basic as self-preservation. Inherently we know that no matter how many promises we make to others, the ones we will take most seriously are the ones we make to ourselves. This is because the promises we make to ourselves are invariably things which we individually would benefit from. Hence we make resolutions, and New Year is just an occasion that officializes the event. Then why are the most common New Year Resolutions so silly? They are not. Each of them is a small tiny goal we set ourselves in the path of progress. Small goals are easier to attain rather than blanket promises which we know we cannot trust ourselves to keep. Hence the most common New Year Resolutions are often very mundane. But in reality, each of them is very important to an individual to make one’s own life better in many different ways. Here are a few examples of such resolutions that seem not so important. Let us see what benefits each of them have if we manage to achieve them. “This year I resolve to eat healthier”

While this New Year Resolution seems just one thing to do, our inner self knows that if maintained, it will lead to bigger and more important life benefits than the obvious. So for example, while the immediate benefit might be a healthier you, there are many ‘side effects’ like less money spent on healthcare which leads to more savings, a freer mind not taken up by health woes to spend on other quality life activities, less days of absenteeism at work which leads to more chances of a bonus or promotion, a healthy complexion which leads to more people noticing you which leads to more opportunities to add friends to your life, and more. So this seemingly innocuous resolution is a simple attainable goal that can have far-reaching benefits in your life. “This year I resolve to learn new skills”

hile this New Year Resolution seems just one thing to do, our inner self knows that if maintained, it will lead to bigger and more important life benefits than the obvious. So for example, while the immediate benefit might be a more skilled you, there are many ‘side effects’ like being more at peace with yourself because you find out your net worth is more than what you thought it was earlier, feeling more empowered and hence confident that there are more career options open now, becoming a more interesting person because of new interests and knowledge base, staying sharper thanks to the brain exercise gone into learning the new skill,

and more. So this seemingly innocuous resolution is a simple attainable goal that can have far-reaching benefits in your life. “This year I resolve to quit smoking”

While this New Year Resolution seems just one thing to do, our inner self knows that if maintained, it will lead to bigger and more important life benefits than the obvious. So for example, while the immediate benefit might be a healthier you, there are many ‘side effects’ like now allowing you to go for exciting treks that your lungs could not allow till now, saving enormous amounts of money which you would have spent on cigarettes, having more peaceful interactions at restaurants because you don’t have to keep hopping out to smoke, having fresher breath and hence more self-confidence, and more. So this seemingly innocuous resolution is a simple attainable goal that can have far-reaching benefits in your life. “This year I resolve to save more money”

While this New Year Resolution seems just one thing to do, our inner self knows that if maintained, it will lead to bigger and more important life benefits than the obvious. So for example, while the immediate benefit might be a richer you, there are many ‘side effects’ like making even more money on interest on savings, letting you travel the world at will, feeling good about donating for a good cause, lowering high blood pressure caused by tension about low savings, feeling good about leaving something material behind to your progeny, and more. So this seemingly innocuous resolution is a simple attainable goal that can have far-reaching benefits in your life. “This year I resolve to spend more time with family”

While this New Year Resolution seems just one thing to do, our inner self knows that if maintained, it will lead to bigger and more important life benefits than the obvious. So for example, while the immediate benefit might be a companionable you, there are many ‘side effects’ like getting more interesting and thoughtful gifts from people who care for you more because you care for them more, saving money on potential therapists because you now have more people who will be willing to lend a helping ear, have more numbers on your emergency contact list which is something invaluable, having more options of who to have lunch with on a day that you feel like meeting and greeting, and more. So this seemingly innocuous resolution is a simple attainable goal that can have far-reaching benefits in your life. So don’t worry about the quality of your New Year Resolutions list

The smaller the magnitude of your promises, the more likely you will be able to keep them. And each small step will magnify into many small and big manifestos. All of that combined will take your life and its style a big step forward towards betterment. Until next year.

Author: enrichsalon

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