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Why Are New Year Resolutions Necessary?

Why are new year resolutions necessary?

Why are new year resolutions necessary? If you have ever asked yourself that question, then you’re not alone. So many people wonder why we have to go through the hassle of making plans and setting structures. Why can’t we just live each day as they come? However, in the words of Benjamin Franklin, “If You Fail to Plan, You Are Planning to Fail.” 

In this article, I’ll walk you through the importance of making new year resolutions. If you’re new to this term, keep reading to find out more. 

What is a new year’s resolution?

A New Year’s resolution is a tradition in which a person resolves to continue good habits, change an undesirable trait or behavior, achieve a personal goal, or otherwise improve their life at the start of a new year. It is most common in the Western World but has gradually crept into the rest.

Every year, people worldwide set New Year’s resolutions in the hopes of bettering their lives. Common New Year’s resolutions include exercising more, eating healthier, saving money, losing weight, and reducing stress.

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New year resolutions ideas 

The most common types of resolutions include:

  1. Exercise more
  2. Lose weight
  3. Get organised
  4. Learn a new skill or hobby 
  5. Live life to the fullest
  6. Save more money / spend less money
  7. Quit smoking
  8. Spend more time with family and friends
  9. Travel more
  10. Read more

As a Stay At Home Mum, your new year resolutions could be anything like:

  1. Be a better cook
  2. Become more resourceful 
  3. Build your spiritual life 
  4. Be a better wife 
  5. Gain more financial knowledge, etc. 

Whatever resolution you decide to make is valid. Now that we know what a New year’s resolution is and some examples, let’s discuss the “Why” behind these resolutions. 

Importance of New year resolutions 

Take some time, and think of why making resolutions can be helpful. Now that you have some reasons why let’s look at some other reasons by experts worldwide. 

New Year’s Resolutions provide an opportunity for growth and transformation. Unfortunately, more than 90% of people are likely to fail to keep their resolutions, with the majority abandoning them by the end of January! Knowing what you want to achieve allows you to focus your efforts in the right places.

The importance of new year resolutions include:

It will help you become the person you want to be

Do you want to be the type of Stay At Home Mum crushing it emotionally, financially, physically, and mentally? Do you want to be the kind of woman your husband and children are most proud of? Then you must make a New Year’s resolution to assist you in becoming that person. Setting a resolution for yourself is an excellent approach to thinking about what’s important to you, clarifying your thoughts, and focusing on who you want to be.

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It can provide stability and focus.  

We have no idea what we’re doing next weekend, let alone in five years. However, having some idea of where you want to go in life might assist you in making the best choices. So make a tiny New Year’s resolution for 2022, and use it to help guide you down the right path when you’re having trouble making a decision.

It can help you become a better person. 

It’s a method to clear your thoughts, focus on what matters to you, and move forward positively. It’s always been enjoyable for me to set goals that will help me better and, in turn, people around me! 

Think about it this way, when you set a goal to become a better wife and mother, do you know it automatically rubs off on your children and partner? With time they eventually become better people too. So, sometimes new year’s resolutions impact the people around us too.

Making new year resolutions is just one side of the coin; it’s also essential to learn to keep them. So why do you think new year’s resolutions are hard to keep? 

Why are new year resolutions hard to keep?

When you make a resolution and start following through on it, your brain releases dopamine, a potent “neuro-hormone.” Dopamine governs emotional reactions and helps control the reward and pleasure regions of the brain. Though dopamine levels are high when you first set out to achieve your goal, they gradually fall.

“If you don’t have a system in place to keep you engaged, the behavior you’re engaging in will likely trail off,” a professional once said.

Furthermore, breaking a resolution can cause some people to doubt themselves and, as a result, give up on their ambitions.

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It is essential to make resolutions when entering a new year. When we decide to become better people, others are affected too. 

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