Every year brings new resolutions

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By: Julie Giyer
Kern Valley Sun

At the end of every year people discuss what their New Year’s Resolutions will be for the upcoming year. Many strive to find new jobs, make more money, lose weight, quit addictions, go on more trips, spend more time with family, or maybe even make promises to be a better person. Whatever the resolution may be, the New Year brings the promise of a new start for many. I know personally, resolutions I would make were always cast aside after a month or so. I think many of us get caught up in the moment of a fresh start but when it actually comes time to make the change we don’t go through with it.

I have given up making New Year’s Resolutions altogether. My theory is, if you want to make a change it should not take the beginning of the year to get started, do it now. If it is something that is important to you then you have to make the commitment to yourself to get it done and stick with it. Otherwise, it becomes an empty promise to yourself and to others.

So maybe instead of making a bunch of resolutions you know you’re not going to keep, stick to one. Choose one thing that you know will make the most difference in your life and strive to make sure you accomplish it. Then you can use the New Year to celebrate your accomplishments. Have a wonderful 2020!