Like I quoted from Kevin Gianni here we actually need to be just trying to change One Thing at a Time.
Look back at all the New Years Resolutions you've probably made over the years, and how many have you actually succeeded at? I would venture to say that most of them fell by the wayside. You worked really hard at change for the first couple of weeks in January, and by February you were probably feeling guilty that you failed yet again. You want change, but you don't successfully achieve it.
If we keep doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.....isn't that the definition of insanity?
Well, I agree with Kevin G, that we need to be making just one change here, making it successful, and then building on it. Don't try and fix your life all in one sweep. "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." The journey of changing oneself also begins with a single step (change).
Take for example, Diet. Many people start the New Year with the intentions of changing their eating habits in some way. Maybe its to lose weight. For a few people it might be to actually put some weight on. Or it could be that you want to improve your eating habits, or incorporate super foods, or eliminate sugar. All of those are somewhat interrelated, but just start with one. One thing that you will focus on, make a change, make it a permanent way-of-life for you now. Get it under your belt, so to speak, before you move onto another thing to change.
HINT: eliminating the bad things out of your diet is actually more important usually, than trying to put the good things in. What I mean by that is that although its great to start putting super foods into your body, it will be of greater importance to curb your sugar addiction. Tame the sugar monster. Then do the next step which might be to incorporate super foods, or drinking more clean water, or starting your mornings with fresh juices.
What One Thing are you planning to change in your life this year? I'd like to hear from you.