I don’t believe in making resolutions. Lifestyle changes, yes. But, not resolutions. Each year I promise to continue giving up new year’s resolutions.
You are already awesome, despite what you may think. Each and every one of us are winners of our own genetic lottery (thanks Derren Brown for that little slice of positivity from the Miracle tour!). Sometimes it’s too easy to get bogged down with all the responsibilities that life throws our way. I’m too fat, too thin, bad at this or that. But, put those thoughts to the back of your head. Take a look back at all the things you’ve achieved, at how far you’ve come. You are powerful and strong and capable of so many wonderful things.
I’m not saying that if you want to make a change you shouldn’t. If you want to eat better, get to the gym or give up a bad habit it should come from you not because it’s the start of a new year. There must be a real want to make a permanent change, not just a change for January.
Last year I wrote about the ‘new year, new me bollocks‘ and how that makes January just plain boring.
Why not start the year by making plans, catching up with friends to use up the last of the Christmas food and drink supplies and to try out all the wonderful Christmas presents that you received. If you’ve overstretched the budget during December, as we all inevitably do, go for some long walks or hunker down with some movie nights with your friends.
Don’t make January a miserable start to the year by leeching it of fun due to social convention or peer pressure to stick to some resolutions. Get out there and have a great start to 2017.