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We make them, we break them, and sometimes we forget about them. They are resolutions, and not relationships. Whether it’s to quit smoking, lose weight or exercise regularly, usually, our resolve is broken due to temptation.
Why do we break resolutions?
This temptation usually comes foremost, from peer pressure rather than our minds. External factors contribute mainly to temptation. During social occassions, our friends and family cause coercion, by telling us that it’s only just this once, and that’s all the push we need to break it. The more we want to get rid of a temptation, the more vulnerable we are to yielding to it.
“The best way to get rid of temptation, is by yielding to it,” said Colin Firth in the movie, ‘The picture of Dorian Grey’. This way out, is the easy way out. Nobody wants to try too hard, for anything for that matter. Not to mention, it’s difficult.
Find the root cause
When you live a routine life, you think that a resolution isn’t necessary. If you want to lead a healthier life- style all you have to do is smile, and think, ‘If not today, then someday’, or you could actually find out why you aren’t implementing your resolution.
That actually helps. If you’re lazy, or addicted to a bad habit, no psychiatrist or psychologist can help you. If you actually want execute you plan, then take one day at a time, because you live in the moment, not in the future.
Try to care of yourself, if you want to make a resolution. Take baby steps. Write down what you have to do everyday. If you succeed in little tasks, then you gain more confidence. That will ultimately help you maintain your resolve.