In all honesty, the idea of a New Year's resolution makes me want to vomit. While I do think it could potentially be a great idea, the problem is that on January 1st everybody gets on their Facebook soap box and bellows to the world that this year is going to be different. This year they are going to get in shape or completely change as a person. The reality is that within just a few weeks most people forget their proclamation, stop going to the gym altogether and slip right back into old habits.
The main issue is that people expect too much of themselves and think with just a little effort they can drastically change and live differently for a whole year. Far too many people give up too soon and go back to hiding under their cozy little rock.
My solution for a New Year's resolution you can actually keep? Set a smaller and more realistic goal. Set a new goal each month and see if you can carry them over to 12 new habits in 2016.
Here are 12 simple resolutions for vets, techs/nurses, and veterinary staff in 2016:
January: Be on time for work everyday
February: Give one compliment a day to a co-worker (personal or professional)
March: Pack your own lunch everyday
April: Do a 5K run or walk
June: Read a book
July: Do 5 hours of CE
August: Make your bed every morning
September: No Starbucks
October: Take the stairs instead of elevators/escalators
November: Get your Christmas shopping done
December: Organize a 2017 New Year's Resolution list to share