The end of a year is certainly a time for reflection on what has happened this year and what we would like to do differently or how we would like to be different in the new year. So, many of us will make New Years’ Resolutions for the year ahead and there will be plenty of articles appearing in newspapers and magazines with advice on ‘how to keep your resolutions,’ such as; write them down, tell a friend, post them on the fridge or even register them on a website www.newyearsresolutions.com.au.
Apparently 69% of Australians make at least one New Years’ resolution yet less than a quarter actually stick to achieving our goals! One suggestion I saw recently is to only make short term resolutions (say 3 months at a time) rather than for the whole year, then review them regularly and make the next one – could work.
Along with the old year we want to get rid of the old us, our old job, our old habits and bring in new, fresh and exciting ones! Resolutions tend to be around improving our fitness, health or appearance, becoming better people, giving up smoking and other bad habits, saving money and getting that new job. Having worked in recruitment for a number of years I have certainly seen an increase in both ads and applications for jobs, occuring in the ‘New Year’ and this is certianly true here at White Now. Whether this is due to holidays and festivities finishing, people making New Years’ resolutions to get a new job, or a combination of both, I’m not sure!
For me, I am still deciding on what my New Years’ resolutions will be and how I will ensure I achieve my goals. I’m sure straight after Christmas I will swear off food and alcohol – but I doubt that will last long! Then all of a sudden it’s Easter and life is busy and nothing has changed and ‘what were those resolutions again?’
So good luck with any resolutions you make, may you achieve your goals and may 2011 be everything you want it to be!