Another year is almost here! Yet another year and another chance to do everything right. We hope you did well in achieving your goals in 2021. If you didn’t, don’t worry. Chances are we'll stick to our New Year's resolutions about as long as those bubbles last in that bottle of champagne we open just before midnight. However! We shouldn’t let that get us down.
The most popular new year’s resolution in America in 2021 was, again, to lose weight and get fit. We don’t know if that worked out for many people. What do you think?
What was your resolution for 2021? Did you make more than one? How did you stick with what you resolved to do? This author made eleven resolutions (the same ones I make every year) and honestly I only achieved three of them and they were all work-related! I think for 2022 I’ll make some new ones. Losing weight wasn’t in the mix though!
Looking back over the year you can probably pat yourself on the back for a few small steps forward, right? Did you know that 80% of resolutions normally fail by the second week of February? That’s the honest truth. So the odds are against us sticking to whatever resolutions we make. It’s fun though, and more importantly, it keeps our intentions top of mind. Resolutions keep us motivated!
“Making New Year’s resolutions can help you feel better for many more years to come.” Health In Aging
They say motivation is like a fire. It keeps us warm and happy. It gives us purpose and desire. Motivation is so important, it might even keep us alive longer!
“Studies in the past have hinted at the benefit of purpose for older adults. But a study published in 2019 actually shows that having purpose may extend your life.” US News
Most resolutions are so dull! I wonder if there are some more interesting goals for seniors, or to put it more politically correct, goals for older adults, we could put into our new year resolution mix? How about these?
Let’s be honest, New Year's resolutions for seniors are the same as for everyone, right? Okay, probably not for kids, but perhaps for the kid in all of us? Whatever you choose to do in 2022, as they say, just do it!
“Focusing on doable goals to boost your health and quality of life. It turns out even small daily adjustments can have a surprisingly big impact!” Chartwell
If there’s something you yearn for and it’s not on our list, go for it anyway. As they say – don’t think about what you’ve done, think about what you will do. Have an amazing new year in 2022!
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