It’s been 2018 for about 15 hours now and I don’t know about you, but I am so over the hype. All over social media you see phrases like, “new year, new me.” It’s a great marketing ploy. I mean during the few hours I had HGTV on their commercials were primarily try this diet or this exercise equipment. New years specials are everywhere! Why? Don’t get me wrong, I am all about a fresh start. This is a great time a year for some new things. I like to take a moment to do some New Years cleaning and get old clutter and expired items out of my home. It’s a great time of year for it since most of us have time off. Some people really like the idea of a push. This is the time most people are really making an effort to change. The downside is that most of the change doesn’t make it to February.
Do you know what this is NOT a good time of year for? Telling people they are bad how they are. That’s exactly what all of these commercials and typical resolutions are saying. Try this new diet because you are too fat. Work out here because you are weak and need to be fit. Guess what? We all have things we want to change about ourselves, but that doesn’t mean there is anything really wrong about you now. If you are kind and not hurting anyone, chances are you are already a pretty great person. You don’t need to change everything about yourself and have a big makeover/transformation because we all got new calendars. Make a resolution this year to be excited about what you have accomplished every day and be proud of yourself for the little things.
There’s nothing wrong about a New Year’s Resolution. Just make sure you take a moment to think about the reason you are setting this goal in the new year. Is it because it’s something you are interested in? Or is it because you feel bad about an aspect of your life? This can be a great time of year to challenge yourself to do the things you’ve dreamed about. That’s really exciting! Make sure you are doing it for yourself, not because you don’t like something about yourself. You are already wonderful!! Don’t forget that in the upcoming year!
If you need a little help following through on your resolution, check out this article about sticking with your goals!
Wishing you a safe and happy new year!