New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of the year again when everyone LOVES making New Year’s Resolutions, and year after year, almost everyone loses motivation in the second half of January.

Whether goals are work related or personal, for some reason people see the annual passage of time as a fresh start and a reason to get their act together.

People tend to set “best wishes” for themselves and hope for them to magically come true, all the while not taking any real steps towards making them happen. It’s almost like wanting to catch the bus, but simply watching it pull up to the stop and drive away.

Can you tell I’m not a fan of them?

Our work-life balance meeting this month covered this topic: How can we set a real goal, but also move to achieve it?

Think about a goal that is meaningful to you, but also manageable and realistic. Goals don’t have to be monumental; they can be as simple as reading a book for 10 minutes daily or taking the stairs instead of the elevator.

I’ll use myself as an example.

I’ve set a goal for myself in the new year to prioritize my health. I’ve taken steps to do so by (finally) unfreezing my gym membership.

If by the time January 2023 ends and you feel you need a positive change, don’t wait until 2024.

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.”

Meriam Noori, LLB