The beginning of the year often brings with it the ‘New Year, new me’ mantra and with it New Year’s resolutions that so many of us choose to adopt. Full of optimism and excited for what they year ahead has in store for us, it feels like the perfect time to make changes in our lives (even better if the 1st of January falls on a Monday!).
But the truth is, so many of us set ourselves up for failure when it comes to making New Year’s resolutions. If we’re really honest with ourselves, most of these resolutions will be abandoned or forgotten before January is through.
Why? Because by setting New Year’s resolutions we narrow down our goals to just a few aspects of our personality that we deem to be ‘less than perfect’, and we focus solely on making a change because a new year has begun. The reality is, if you want to make real and positive change to your life, A) you don’t need to wait for a new year to do it and B) you need to make changes that are going to have a real impact on creating your best life.
Don’t be mistaken, resolving to make positive change in your life is a great idea, but you don’t need to limit yourself by setting rigid New Year’s resolutions. Instead, think about ways you can embrace positive thinking, release great energy into the world and create a life you’re excited to wake up to every day.
New Year’s resolutions tend to focus on just one area of life, either mind, body or soul. For example, looking after your body by going to the gym or recharging your mind by taking up meditation. And while these are great steps to take, it’s better still if you can focus on addressing each area as a collective. Finding equilibrium and looking after ourselves as a whole. In achieving this balance, you’ll be more likely to succeed in reaching your bigger life goals.
So before you vow to drink less or stop biting your nails, think about wider goals that can really help you to make positive change and create your best life! So what changes are you going to make this New Year?
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