The trouble with New Year’s resolutions is that we tend not to keep to them. We make them with the best of intentions. We may even begin the year by sticking to them faithfully. But most of us will quickly find that we have let them fall to the wayside as our will to stick to that diet, get to the gym more often, drink less or spend less is overtaken by events - or just by old habits.
One reason New Year resolutions are so often hard to keep is that, let’s face it, they tend to be punitive rather than rewarding. We may long for the reward of a slimmer, fitter body but achieving it requires giving up the things we like or putting effort into a physical routine that we find gruelling. The result is that we give up long before we have achieved the desired result.
We’ve come up with some resolutions, however, where the effort required provides an immediate reward. And we happen to think that keeping these resolutions will not only enhance the lives of anyone who makes and keeps them, but will help to make our world a better and kinder place!