The trouble is our resolutions are often forgotten as January goes on, and we feel a little guilty that we didn’t stick at it!
The RC Archbishop of St Louis has some advice to help. “Research shows that making a resolution – as opposed to simply desiring a change – increases the likelihood of change by a factor of 10. Research also shows that writing down your resolution or speaking it out loud – as opposed to simply making it internally – increases the likelihood of sticking to it.”
Why not follow the Archbishop’s advice:
- form some resolutions,
- write them down
- and if you wish let someone know what they are.
Try it – see if that works!
Keep it simple, but have a go!
Think and pray about your New Years resolutions and as you do have a look at the excellent suggestions of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, (click here.) They are sensible, down to earth and encouraging. Pope Francis has made a good suggestions too (click here).
Work out how you can progress on your resolutions, take small steps, and celebrate as you make progress.