We all know habits are hard to change, but each year it's a tradition on Jan. 1 to try to do something differently. Our intentions are heartfelt. We've thought through what we want. We're motivated by our suffering or our desire to be better in some way. At the fitness studio my husband and I own, January is our biggest month. We assume part of the reason is that people want to shed pounds gained over the holidays. Others want to start the New Year fresh, with a commitment to living a healthier life that includes regular exercise.
Why do we fail to fulfill our resolutions? One reason is that we don't give them tender loving care. When we buy a plant, we water it and put it in the proper sunlight. So far so good. This is similar to joining a fitness class and buying the equipment or correct clothing. The plant does well for a while and so do we. Then what happens? The plant and our conviction start to wilt. Life and other priorities get in the way.
What can change this pattern? Meditation is the fertilizer. Here are three steps to fertilize your resolutions with meditation.
Thanks to Gina Misiroglu and redroom.com for connecting me and my work with Huffington Post!