Why I’m Giving Up Resolutions

Alright folks.  It’s been a minutes.  This past yer has been challenging for a lot of reasons, some of which I may get in to, I haven’t decided yet…  That said, it’s on to a new year full of a whole bunch of new ideas and aspirations.

First thing’s first, I realize I’m a little late, but Happy New Year!  I hope that 2018 brings you every bit of joy and love that each and every one of you deserve.  I actually really love the start of a new year.  For one, it’s my birthday!  That’s right, I’m a New Year’s baby, so January 1st not only marks the beginning of a brand new calendar year, but also a fresh new year of life.  I like to think of it as a big ol’ cosmic reset.  It’s an opportunity to wipe the slate clean, take a look at the year that has past and move forward towards a bright new future.

A lot of people like to make resolutions for the New Year, and up until this year, I used to do the same… Until I would break them 2 weeks later despite my best intentions. This year, as the title of this post would imply, I’ve given up trying to make resolutions and am focusing instead, not on things I want to achieve, but on the things that make me happy.

I can only speak for myself, but sometimes the goals I set for myself are a little ambitious.  I make the same resolutions every year, but I never follow through.  For example, saying I want to lose weight is great.  It’s a positive lifestyle change, but going to the gym and counting calories is kind of my idea of a personal hell.  So instead, if that’s what I want to do, I’m going to switch up the way I think about it.  Instead of going to the gym, I’m going to go on more hikes or take a dance class (because I love to dance, but I am super awful at it). Instead of saying I want to eat healthier, I’m going to experiment with different recipes and cook for myself more.  If you stop making unreasonable expectations on yourself, you’re more likely to succeed.

Anyway, that’s my plan for this year. Did you make any resolutions?  How do you keep yourself accountable?  I want to know so leave me a comment in the comment section below!





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