I’ve been a part of a private resolution group for three years now where we aim to hit 70% completion. Last year, was my best year at 45-52% depending on how I calculated my success rate.
I like keeping resolutions as it is a reference point of something I want to work on, but might not check in on it again until the end of the year. So the group at least reminds myself that I need to check in to see if I am trying to stay on track. Life also happens and some resolutions get derailed, that is okay. Keeping resolutions has taught me to be gentler with myself and to celebrate all of my small victories. I’ve learned to strive for progress, not perfection.
I make new years resolutions every year. I never follow through with
most of it. Then again, I think that stems from a place of motivation
and a good mental state. 2013 was a year of change and time for
reflection as well. I did a lot of stuff, even though it doesn’t seem
like much now.