As the end of the year draws ever closer, the time for New Year’s resolutions is quickly approaching. Soon we will be examining our goals and achievements over the past 12 months and making promises to ourselves to do “better” in the next twelve. But are these resolutions a good idea, or are they just another entry to a never-ending “to-do” list?
At Crossroads Dentistry, we wish our patients nothing but happiness and productivity! Let’s look at New Year’s resolutions and how you can make sure you set good goals.
What is a “good” New Year’s resolution?
Remember that the point of New Year’s resolutions is to encourage positive change in your life, not to lead to disappointment. When you aim too big, you set yourself up for failure and demotivation. A good resolution is one that you can achieve or even one that you have already begun working towards.
Another component of a good New Year’s resolution is your steps to achieve it. Do not simply set a goal that you hope to accomplish over a few months magically! You need to set specific actions that will keep you on track and give you a reason to praise yourself and feel good about your accomplishments.
New Year’s resolutions should be an opportunity to celebrate your strengths, not demean yourself for perceived “weaknesses.” Create steps that play to your strengths and allow you to appreciate yourself and the work you have put in. As a reward for completing those steps, give yourself a bit of extra self-care! A resolution that promotes self-gratitude and care will inspire positive change.
Are you ready for the New Year? Why not make a resolution for more thorough dental care in 2022? We can help! Reach out to our team today and start building steps towards a brighter smile.