New year, new me, right?
We usually see new year as a fresh start and as the perfect time to start something new or start making things differently. Very often the resolutions are about a healthier or fitter life and that’s why gyms are always packed in January. However, very often we fail because we try to change our routines too drastically and the excitement will stop after a few weeks when we still can’t see any life changing results.
After all, the first day of the year is just like any other day. Maybe your goal for the year could be to be in a position where you don’t have to make new year’s resolutions anymore and be content with who you are on every day of the year. But if you want to accomplish that, don’t expect miracles on the first day of the year. If you’re trying to make your life healthier, start gradually. Write down your goal, keep it in mind all the time and just start by changing one thing at a time. For example pay more attention to your alcohol consumption and try to cut it down or set two days a week as days when you’re allowed to eat some sweets and have some wine. But remember, the truth is that you have to force yourself in the beginning. And you won’t see miracles on the first week of January.
If you want to make bigger changes in your life, maybe you could go just one month at a time. Make one change in January, the next in February and so on. Change always takes time and that’s why my biggest motivation is that ”time goes by anyway”. That’s what I tell myself whenever I feel like I’m not patient enough to wait for the results or feel like quitting.
While writing this I tried to think some resolutions but couldn’t come up with any big ones. Maybe it’s because I’m in the holiday mood or because I’m very content with my life at the moment. Or maybe because I’ve learned thay you can make same kind of resolutions on every day of the year. At least I know I want to do as much yoga as I can and get better at it as well as put more effort into my blog than I have during the last month.
Are you going to make any new year’s resolutions?