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#DetoxMonday: New Year New Me

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New Year New Me

We all have heard that saying, but what does it really mean and what are we really looking for when we say “new year, new me?”

For me, it simply means a new opportunity or chance to reboot myself and my life.

It’s normal to want to grow and change towards a better you, and sometimes a new year gives us that opportunity to recharge our dreams and give us the extra push we need to accomplish our goals for the year.

I use to make many resolutions and would fail at them almost every time. Today, I don’t make many resolutions, I make commitments with conviction. I found that with commitment comes action and it’s easier for me to do something about my goals when I have committed myself to them.

Whether you want to get clean/sober, be healthier, make more money, or just change your attitude towards life – it all starts with a commitment. So how does one commit to a goal and stick with it? Well, committing is simple, not always easy, but simple. Here is how I commit to my goals and what has worked for me.

Stick To Your New Year’s Resolution By Committing

  • Decide what your commitment is.
  • Ask yourself what things you need in place in order to accomplish your goals.
  • Make a checklist of what you need to do in order to complete your goal and put it in a place that you will daily.
  • Pick a date that starts your commitment.
  • Share your commitment with friends who you feel are positive and will help hold you accountable.

Now, take action!

Without action your words are just that – words. You must go after your goals with conviction and stick to it. It’s going to be difficult sometimes, but my experience has shown that the things in my life that are most beautiful took hard work to get.

Also, don’t forget to be proud of yourself along the journey and enjoy the process. Even if you take two steps back and one step forward, do not give up! Giving up is not an option and when you see it as not an option it’s easier to pick yourself up after a fall.

Remember that you are not alone and that we are in this together, so get out there and commit to your goals. I believe in you and have faith that you can accomplish anything you put your actions to.

Just for today, I will commit to my new year’s resolution. I will take action.

Written By: Watershed Ashling

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