New years resolutions. In my fifty years on this earth I have made a few. Most of them where “I am going to ask … to go out on a date with me.” But I am afraid I must admit that I never had the guts to ask someone who I really like on a date.
“Clean up more often” was on my list of new years resolutions many times, with an equal failure rate as the resolution mentioned above. Come to think of it, what are the most common new year’s resolutions people make?
Most common New Years resolutions
Internet is filled with lists so this was an easy one. On the common top 10 lists are:
- Loosing weight.
- Spending more time with the family.
- Exercising on a regular basis.
- Getting more organized.
- Travel more.
- Quit smoking.
- Save more money/spend less money.
- Learn something new.
- Drink less.
- Cut out stress.
I have randomly selected resolutions from the sites Health, Time and Nielsen. There must by resolutions in my top 10 you recognize. Admirable ones too: traveling more, spending more time with your family.
New Years resolutions that work
I have found a new years resolution that is going to work for me. I will do something that scares me every day. I have a character that avoids confrontations. I easily back out when I am being told I am wrong or foolish just because I can not handle confrontations.
Emile Coue, a pharmacist, used to give medicines with the prescription that people should tell themselves everyday that “Every Day in every way they where feeling better”. And he found out that it worked. Now there is a story about Coue, I want to share with you. He was a shy and lonely man and he really wanted a nice girlfriend. So he set out to do something that scared hin every day. He went outside to a park to eat his lunch there. And he would ask every women he saw and liked, if she would go out on a date with him. Within a year, he had several women friends and one girlfriend.
Telling myself to do something challenging everyday seems quite easy to me. And it will give me a lot of potential to write new blogs about. So your new years resolution has to be something that is intrinsically motivated: something you know you want from within. Not to please your lover/boss/friend/mother/father/whoever you want to impress. And it has to be a small step to make on a daily basis.
Another way to make your New Years resolutions come true is to use your dreams. I am in the process of organizing incubations for the Holy Nights, you can still join if you want to.
Mindfunda invites you for a Christmas celebration you will remember. For just 10 dollars you get exclusive access to a restricted private area on Mindfunda during the Holy Nights. Each night between December 25th and January 6th, I will share a dream incubation. We will talk about and reflect on our dreams. Ancient belief says that during these nights the veil between the worlds is thin. Register now as Mindfunda More Member, to experience the depth of your dreams.