FIRST OF ALL, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015 TO EVERYBODY OUT THERE!
Let’s be honest at the end of the year everybody makes New Year’s resolution to start the new year with a better, healthier and happier version of themselves. It is the first blank page of a new book so make it a good one.
But before you’re looking to kick off 2015 with a pledge to get healthier, fitter, or happier, first let me remind you of something. Most New Year’s resolutions are pointless. New Year’s Resolutions — they’re dumb. Yeah, I said it. What, you don’t think so? You’re wrong.
Sometimes I think that the idea of a “New Year’s Resolution” was invented by the media to have something fluffy to write about during the dead week between December 25 and January 1. It certainly gives authors, radio hosts, and bloggers plenty of fuel for pointless articles about how to make, and keep, a resolution.
Why? Because great big New Year’s Resolutions are a stupid concept. Choosing a single day to start a major life change isn’t logical. That’s why New Year’s Resolutions don’t work, and when you fail to keep them, you feel like a loser. This isn’t to say that no one has ever succeeded in keeping a very drastic New Year’s resolution, but the vast majority of New Year’s Resolutions go unfulfilled. Think about it — if every person succeeded in losing weight as a part of a New Year’s Resolution, we’d be a much thinner society.
You don’t need a special day to start changing your life to be a better, healthier and happier person. If you want to change yourself don’t wait until tomorrow or until Monday. START RIGHT NOW! You don’t need a new year to make the changes happening. Don’t understand me wrong, I’m all in for making changes and starting something new but I personally don’t think that by choosing the 1st January or any other day will make any difference. The day is not important it is the idea, the possibility, the chance and your willpower, these will make the difference.
For example if you are trying to lose weight, it’s not enough to stick a picture of a model on your fridge or fantasize about being slimmer. Instead pick the achievable goal for instant “being a healthier and fitter person” and break down your goal into smaller steps and every time you achieve one of the goals reward yourself. Also tell your friends and family about your goals this will help you to be and stay motivated, focus on the benefits or success when you achieve your main goal and another good idea would be to keep a dairy of your progress to look back when you’re having a less motivated day to get you back on track.
And let me tell you something else:
Every now and then I also need a boost – a dash of self-care and self-love to get through a particularly stressful time. That’s why I’m sending you a little love note today which always gets me through the icy patches.
You are awesome. End of story. Period. Print it, post it, feel it. You were born awesome and you will leave awesome. Because you are as wonderful as I describe; there’s no need to worry about your worth or feel undeserving.
Keep that in mind and as I said, print it, post it, feel it!