It's that time of the year where we create out New Year's resolutions for the upcoming year. Sometimes, we break them and others we stick to it. We like the idea of a New Year's resolution because it gives us something to look forward to. Many of us need a fresh start, so why not begin that on the first day of the new year? But why do we have these resolutions? Especially when half the time we don't stick to them? We create goals for ourselves that can sometimes be out of our reach. Then, it becomes a cycle. At the end of each year, we think of things we need to change about ourselves. Then, we write them down and by the next day of the new year, they're already broken.
It's okay to stay the same way, new year does not always have to mean a new you. Yes, some things can make you want a fresh start, but if it's not broken, don't fix it. January 1st is the start of a brand new year, but it doesn't have to be a brand new you. Why change just because it's the new year? Don't let the calendar make up your mind for you. Change because you want to. New year resolutions are just goals that can be accomplished over a period of time. It doesn't have to start as the new year comes. Definitely write down some goals to help guide you throughout the year. Also remember to create goals for your own personal good. Don't do it just because someone suggested it to you.
The best way to accomplish a goal is to take baby steps. Write down the goal and break it apart. For example, if you're trying to lose weight, start off by creating a diet plan. Then, create a exercise routine and put it together to create your schedule. Goals don't get accomplished unless you work towards it. Sometimes that means stepping outside of your comfort zone. That also means doing something that you may not necessarily do very often; or have ever done.
The most important thing to remember is if your goal is broken, there's always a tomorrow. The beauty of being a human is that we are allowed to make mistakes and we are also aloud to fix them. Some goals come with time and patience. It may take a while to complete a goal and that's okay. But the new year is defiantly a place to start, but not to finish a goal. The new year should never define your worth or what you're capable of doing. By all means, do what you're comfortable with, and don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.