It’s that time of year again. Christmas and New Year’s Eve have come and gone, and with it a lot of reflection has happened. I’ve spent the last few days reading through people’s social media updates and watching reflective Instagram stories. I’ve seen a number of comments around New Year’s resolutions and people wanting to better themselves.

New Year's Resolutions or Goals

I myself have decided to go down a slightly different route. Do I want to be a better version of myself? Of course, but the turn of a new year is not what sparked this thought in me. The want for change did. This is why my ‘resolutions’ are no different from last year. I still want:

  • to improve my mental well-being
  • to improve my confidence (body and mind)
  • and finally, to be a healthier and leaner version of myself

How am I going to get to the above? The same way I have gotten to where I am now: hard work through exercise and a better diet. Often, we don’t even realise how lack of exercise and unhealthy eating can affect (or even create) mood swings. I have noticed it a lot, myself, over the past couple of months when I let my diet and exercise regimes slip. I won’t ‘punish’ myself for it, I will simply learn, move on, and do better.

You might be asking yourself why I decided not to label my goals as ‘New Year’s Resolutions’, but the answer is simple. A resolution could so easily fall through the cracks and become one of those ‘goals’ you kind of wanted but never got around to completing. By setting an actual goal (without a December 31st, 2018 deadline), I feel I am far more likely to get to where I want to be, by working at it day by day and week by week.

So for now, there’s no need for a ‘new year, new me’ plan. There’s simply a need for me to get on track and work on reaching my goals.

Happy New Year

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