The New Year Resolution is something that everyone does every year at the start of a new January in order to signify the start of a new 365-day cycle, only to be forgotten after a few days. Seeing as how so many dump them so quickly, you would be surprised at how many people are actually serious about their resolutions and goals for the new year which indicates that people see the value but fail to keep the motivation and dedication. It requires such little effort for such great pay off.
Happiness is an Attitude
If we consider it in depth, the prime aim of human life is to Be Happy. God is the creator of the world and humans added many things for each other to feel that happiness. Even when we go through hardships for some aim that also is a sort of happiness. Nirvana or Moksha also known as Liberation is nothing but permanent eternal happiness. This includes such resolutions as enjoying life more, traveling, having more quality time with your family and friends.
Resolve to be Healthy
To enjoy this happiness we must be fit and healthy. Health is defined in its wider mental, spiritual,physical and social context. We cannot Be completely happy without a healthy body and mind. In fact, we cannot Be successful also without health. This includes all your resolutions like reducing fat, being less stressed, joining a gym.
Resolve to be Successful
Life is incomplete without realizing your full potential and being successful. However, the definition of success may vary from individual to individual. Whatever your definition is, you must resolve to be successful in life. Success is a great tonic for happiness and health. This includes your resolution to earn more money, set up a new business, time management, and organizing oneself.
Resolve to empower others to be Happy & be successful
No person is an island. One does not live for himself or herself. One cannot be happy without others around being happy. If one is happy, healthy, and successful, it is also because of the family and society at large. It is our moral duty and debt to make others also realize the goals of happiness, health, and success. This includes doing charitable work.
Resolve to Embrace Change
New Year resolution is all about changes. Change yourself, change your environment, if necessary, and change your relationships. Don't be afraid of change. Change your routines, change your habits, change your working habits (organize workplace and home), if necessary, change your job, your priorities, and the way you have been living. This includes learning something new, being tech savvy (utilizing the full potential of the computer, internet, social media, emails, mobile phones, etc.)
Resolve to be addicted to Obsessed with, Possessed by your top priority Resolution
This is a must for the success of New Year Resolution. Be in touch with them constantly. Write them down, read them often, substitute your morning and bedtime prayer and meditation by praying to God for realizing them and meditation on them. Review constantly and revise, if need be. Above all don't abandon them if forgotten for some time. There are many New Year days in a year (various religions and nations have their own New Year days). Utilize them and festival holidays to review your New Year resolution.
Resolve to do Better Time Management
The key to success is hard work and working more time than others. However, time is limited and distributed equally to all (so that in a competitive situation all have equal time allotted). Better time management can give us the required edge over others. Organize and better manage time. Generally, one can save much time by limiting or altogether eliminating time spent in reading newspapers, seeing TV, or surfing the internet. Organize your workspace and computer. Even we should organize our thoughts.
Resolve to set your Priorities & Act on Them
Even after making our New Year Resolution, we fail to implement them because we don't find time to do them! If I have made saving my top New Year Resolution, I may be so much busy with other things that I may not even forget to save which should not be the case.
Resolve to Periodically Review New Year Resolution & Check Progress Made
Our New Year Resolution may be too ambitious. A few weeks into the year and we will realize what is possible and what not. We may review our resolutions. Similarly, we must periodically check the progress made. In the case of total failure, we must remake our resolutions. The more time we resolve, the more there are chances of success.
Resolve to be ready to abandon your Worldly Aims to Higher Values and Things in Life Sacrifice all your resolutions regarding worldly progress to higher things in life. For love and family forsake everything. Our New Year Resolution should not be unadulterated to selfishness and self-centric life.
On the above note, one should keep resolutions and try to follow them till the end of the year. One can also send New Year greetings to their loved ones with the blessing of Lord Ganesha. Askganesha wishes you and your loved ones a perfect and healthy New Year ahead.