Only 8% of people who set New Year’s Resolutions achieve them.
The only thing New Year’s Resolutions are good for, is making you feel bad about the year that was and uninspired about the year to come!
This year I compel you to avoid the guilt that accompanies setting resolutions.
Nod and give a sheepish grin if you have ‘committed’ to one or more of these over the years, but by March ‘forgot’ about it or ‘failed’ to achieve it:
- Lose weight
- Eat healthy
- Get fit
- Go to the gym
- Make more money
- Find more clients
- Change jobs
- Call your mum every day
- Be more social
- Be less of a party animal
What an awful way to start the year!
Instead, this year I ask you to take January off from the guilt, the self-recrimination, anxiety and the pressure.
Spend the month reflecting on what you did achieve, the positives of the year. hold those close to you as you move into the new year, relaxed and optimistic.
If you are like most people, entrepreneurs and employees alike, you have been running flat out for the past 12 months. Now the shiny light of the Christmas and New Year break beckon at the end of a long tunnel. You’ve been eagerly awaiting this time to relax and enjoy your hard earned time off. You’re like a three year old watching the chimney for Santa.
The problem is, this ‘break time’ has morphed into a time of high expectations, logistical constraints and financial blowouts!
By the time January comes around, we are exhausted and drag ourselves into the New Year – hung over, a bit squidgier around the middle and financially weak.
So, this January you have permission to put yourself first.
Look after and be kind to yourself.
Leave the guilt, recriminations, anxiety and pressure at the closing door of the previous year.
Glide into the new year without resolutions.
Revel in this month of “you” and the inspiration, rejuvenation and focus you will experience.
Rebecca Collett, Owner of Snowed Under SolutionsIf you like it, please share it