Reflection and Resolution
Have you fallen into resolution traps, where they end up causing much anxiety and little success?
The New Year can be a dangerous time to reflect on the past and plan for the future. Some advice: be careful about judging the past too harshly, and use caution in directing your future with resolutions. Both exercises take you out of the present moment and put pressure and anxiety on you to perform.
Although you have good intentions in focusing on success in the New Year, the pressure and anxiety you create can actually hold you back and block your progress. Studies prove that the brain loses power and efficiency when operating under continual stress. This is the nature of resolutions - they make us anxious to succeed, usually in unproductive ways.
So, how do you make resolutions that will be useful rather than destructive?
Making Mindful Resolutions
I do not mean to say that resolutions are not important, but simply that you should be cautious as you make goals that are attainable and minimize pressure.
As a blogger, putting pressure on yourself is nothing new. You constantly work with anxiety about different stressors. That's why it's even more important not to create additional anxiety for yourself.
For 2014, some reasonable goals for your blogging might include to:
In all that you do, I hope for amazing success and happiness in the coming year. Stay tuned to ZipMinis for ideas on how to accomplish this, as I cheer for you in 2014.
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Before you go, what resolution ideas do you have for the coming year?
By Darin L. Hammond
Darin works for BlogCatalog, owns and writes at ZipMinis.com, and freelances as a writer and designer. Darin Publishes across the web on sites like Technorati, BC Blog, Blog Critics, Broowaha, Business2Community, SteamFeed, LifeHack, and Social Media Today. Find Darin on Google+.