23 Dec ARE NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS STILL RELEVANT?
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It’s December 23rd 2019, less than ten days till the New Year. Did you create resolutions at the beginning of the year? Have you managed to stick to your resolution(s)? Have you hit the gym every day? Have you managed to go without a single cigarette? Or has there been a hiccup along the way?
Be honest with yourself. No one is judging.
If there was a hiccup, you’re not alone. In fact, it’s quite likely that some of us who had planned to start the year with a resolution didn’t even get that far. I’ve got a handful of fingers counting off people I know who didn’t even make it a day.
So, if you did hit a bump in the road, no one is judging. Really. Stop being so hard on yourself. You did better than others just by turning up.
And for those of us who are still going strong: you’re awesome, keep it up.
Here’s our take:
If you’re looking forward to the new year to start working on something new, why wait till January 1st?
By allocating a single day every year to kick off a resolution; to make a change or do something you’ve passed up on 363 other opportunities.
January 1st is an arbitrary date.
It’s not a law to make a resolution and start it on the first day of the year.
We’ve become attuned to making grand statements of intent at the start of the year because we attribute the new year to a blank canvas. With this mentality, we have to wait the entire year before we get another one. So, if we are anything but perfect in our interaction with our resolutions it’s like we’ve stained the year with failure.
Here’s the truth: it doesn’t matter! Every day is a blank canvas. Every moment is. We can start a fresh any time we choose and we can try again each and every time we want and need.
By allocating a single day every year to kick off a resolution; to make a change or do something, you’ve removed the opportunity to use each day for self betterment, no matter what number it says on the calendar.
So see you next year, Mr. Opportunity to Be Whoever I Choose To Be”
Waiting to start a ‘resolution’ on January 1st is time wasting.
Here’s an idea: resolve to start today.
If you want to lose weight, why put it off until January 1st? It won’t help and it won’t be any easier if you do. In fact, chances are you will have made the decision to commit to a new diet and exercise regime in December, right before that final festive binge. Waiting until January 1st isn’t going to be easier, it’s going to be harder. Think about it.
So don’t wait until January 1st to work on your goals, start now, start today and if you fail, start again every day!
Here’s wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in advance.