A FRESH YEAR, A FRESH CHANGE: 7 resolutions to a great 2013

By Vijay Shah
As 2012 draws its last breath, people are making plans for what could be a hopefully exciting and wonderful 2013. For many, it will be a chance to learn from the mistakes and missed opportunities of the past twelve months and make a fresh bid in trying new things, making amends and discovering new things. What better time than to take advantage of a perfect moment to pick a new lease on life.
English: Two New Year's Resolutions postcards
English: Two New Year’s Resolutions postcards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Tomorrow will be the day when nearly everyone you know will be drawing up their New Year’s resolutions list. Whether it is going on a diet, rebuilding a broken relationship or just getting around to repainting the dining room, ladies and gentlemen will be racking their brains to think of objectives and projects to fulfill in this coming year. But let’s face it: how many of us actually keep to our resolutions?. I have seen so many set off on their new year’s journey with gusto, their eyes twinkling at all the great things they hope to achieve. Only two weeks into the new year however, and half of the resolutions have fallen on the wayside, or the list itself ends up forgotten behind the settee. The gym membership never gets booked, Wickes are out of the right shade of magnolia in their paint section and that tempting box of Belgian eclairs is the death knell for your expensive new low-carb diet .
It is not a bad thing to have aims to help you get the best out of a new year, but people have the habit of expecting too much from themselves and come up with resolutions they have no hope of keeping. In any case you need to have the right frame of mind and determination, motivation etc. to keep that procrastination at arm’s length just so you can start tackling your resolutions one-by-one.
I have stumbled across seven easy footsteps you can make to help you attain a more positive mindset. That way you can not only tackle your 20-strong list of things/bosses not to antagonise at work, but hopefully these tips will help you clear any hurdles and demolish any obstacles that should present themselves in your path.
Do not forget, most people cannot predict the future and you have to be prepared for the highs and lows of everyday life, once the champagne at the party wears off…..
To make 2013 your year, keep it simple:

1) Count your blessings first
2) Whatever you did last year, Do it better
3) Go step by step, One day at a time.

4) Create/make your own opportunities.
5) Believe in your abilities at all times,
6) Quitting is not an option. Keep Going.
7) Finish what you started.

Happy New Year!
Many thanks to Rahul Dwivedi for originally posting this comment.
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new year mice (Photo credit: Natasha Fadeeva)
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6 thoughts on “A FRESH YEAR, A FRESH CHANGE: 7 resolutions to a great 2013

  1. Admin December 31, 2012 / 7:08 pm

    Hi! Thanks for visiting my site, appreciate it. Love this article, also well written (except for a few typos) LOL! Have a fantastic New Year! Cheers, Trish

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    • halfeatenmind December 31, 2012 / 8:24 pm

      Hi Trish,
      I’m glad you enjoyed the article and I really appeciate the comment..typos?…I’m sure I did a spellcheck lol, WordPress must have slipped up somewhere. Hope you have a wonderful New Year and all the best for your blog!!

      Vijay
      – HalfEatenMind

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  2. Rhonda December 31, 2012 / 9:52 pm

    Thanks for including my post in your list of related articles…that makes me smile. Here’s to keeping it simple! Happy New Year and continued blessings.
    R

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    • halfeatenmind December 31, 2012 / 11:06 pm

      Hi Rhonda,
      You’re more than welcome. Wishing you a happy New Year..the simplest pleasures are the sweetest ones.

      Vijay
      – HalfEatenMind

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      • Rhonda January 1, 2013 / 12:02 am

        🙂 I heartily agree…the simplest pleasures are absolutely the sweetest one!

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