It’s that time of the year again and my mind whirls with a kind of chaos at the new year to come, at the fear of not following everyone else, by setting some unattainable, harmful goals.
The possibilities, the expectations, the pressure.
For years I made and formally set new years resolutions in my head and with each passing year I have failed at them. I start off well but end up floundering after a few months at best.
I get the gist of making the first day of the year a great starting point to make changes and resolutions but to me if you want to make a change and you really mean it then any day will do, surly?
In fairness it is probably my mindset but I want to make changes for the long-term with regards my health and fitness so as soon as I am signed off fit from them I am all guns blazing.
I am going to start slowly to build a momentum that is manageable for the longer term not just a month.
Setting myself resolutions that I won’t ever hope to meet will only damage my already floundering confidence and I fear making promises to myself and piling on the pressure will only ever cripple me mentally further.
The best way in my head to manage change is by starting small and making changes achievable, no more negativity, no more pressure and small steps throughout.
Next year for me is about self-care and building confidences, not as a resolution but as a whole. For to many years I have followed the masses because I think I have to but I am loving finding out what works for me instead and on the resolutions front steering well clear is a massive step forward in my self-care going forwards
Looking after myself as a whole is certainly the way forward and something I have already started to implement as I didn’t need to wait till today to start!
Weather you make resolutions or not I am wishing you health and happiness in 2018 … from my house to yours.