The menorahs have been stored until next year, the cookie sheets tucked away.
The gift-shopping frenzy is over.
Now, itâ€™s the time to focus on our goals for the upcoming year.
And, if youâ€™re like so many others, you have put together a list of your New Yearâ€™s resolutions. You may even be one step further in the game and have started planning how youâ€™re going to achieve them.
But, if youâ€™re like most, donâ€™t be fooled into thinking that sustaining your goal can be as tough as winning the lottery.
What is the allure to most of us about making a New Yearâ€™s resolution?
Is it the appeal of starting from scratch? Is it the appeal of throwing away all our bad habits and starting a clean slate?
Is it that we somehow magically believe big changes begin when the calendar switches from one year to another?
Without a doubt, there is something pleasing about the beginning of a new year and leaving our bad habits behind.
January is typically like the Super Bowl for gyms. New Yearâ€™s resolutions tend to get us moving off the couch and lacing up our sneakers.
Itâ€™s the time when finding a little elbow room at the gym or yoga studio can test our patience.
Iâ€™m not saying you canâ€™t dream big, but choosing a New Yearâ€™s resolution that is somewhat challenging â€“ yet realistic â€“ will more than likely keep you from becoming discouraged.
For some of us, we donâ€™t succeed at keeping our resolutions because weâ€™re too quick to accept failure.
If you fall off the path for a day or the weekend, donâ€™t let it ruin your drive.
Get back in the driverâ€™s seat and try to figure out how to avoid taking the wrong turn.
Contact Lori Kommor at firstname.lastname@example.org .