New Year, Same Old You #Weeklyblogchallenge17
New Year, Same Old You
I don't make New Years resolutions. As a teenager I'd 'ironically' make the resolution: 'To not make resolutions' which would obviously then be broken instantly. Hilarious.
One second to the next you are the same person. The change from 2016 to 2017 holds no arcane magic, no 'witching hour' spells. One second to the next you are just the same old you. Most of us are just ordinary, run-of-the-mill people. We could do with exercising more, drinking/eating/smoking less, relaxing more etc etc. None of us are perfect.
The issue I have with NY resolutions is how quickly they are broken. They tend to be short term promises. Made, difficult to achieve, broken, forgotten. A quick fix often breaks easily.
If you want real change in your life it takes time and effort. In taking time I mean it might not work first time around. A broken resolution shouldn't mean you stop trying. In putting in the effort, mean devoting energy to your intended goal. If something is worth doing, it's worth investing time in, worth overcoming obstacles for, worth pain to achieve.
Sometimes the throwaway resolution masks a real attempt at change.
I love #WomenED's 10% braver. The implication here is that you are doing fine, the baby doesn't have to be thrown out with the bath water. Take what you have and make a small change. Put yourself out there, but bring the same old you with you, don't leave it behind.
Big changes are best made in small steps with a big goal in mind. It's like the difference between crash diets and making small, lasting changes to your diet.
My goal this year is to be 10% better at eating, healthily exercising, relaxing. Less a New Year's resolution, more a step in the right direction.
New Year, same old me, 10% better