It’s a new year, and with it comes everyone talking about things they are going to change. For those working at the YMCA it is the busiest time of the year. So many people come in and sign up for gym memberships in January. The gym is so packed at the Alexander Y that they have to hire parking attendants for the evening hours. The gym is full for January and February. Usually by mid-March it is back down to the normal flow and all the craziness ends. We joke about it a lot. The influx of traffic clogs up the rides out lines for the youth programs and we are usually happy to see the traffic die down. Honestly though, it is sad. So many people are trying to commit to a new lifestyle but aren’t able to sustain it.
I’m not one to typically make New Year’s resolutions, but this year there are a couple of things I plan to work on. Sometimes when looking at our goals in life, it can seem like that task is way too big to handle. The idea of it might be intimidating. Just the thought of trying to tackle something so big might be enough to make you want to not even start. At least it is for me. So this year, I’ve decided to take a different approach. I’ve taken my big lofty goal and broken it down into bite size pieces. Now my goal doesn’t look as big or scary. I gave each piece a deadline, and by the end of it I will have made a huge step towards the big picture.
Maybe you have something you plan on doing this year. Don’t let the thought of how hard it could be scare you away from moving towards it. Take small steps and before you know it you will be there.
until next time…