While I do feel the trend of New Year's resolutions is fading, I think it's time they become obsolete. Yes, I too love to embrace the "new year, new me" vibe. However, with New Year's resolutions comes SO much pressure. We all know most break their resolutions within the first two weeks of the new year.
This is not me saying don't make these healthy lifestyle choices. What I am saying is this; make those changes for you and you only. Make them whenever you damn want to make them. Whether it's January 1st, February 1st, July 28th, or whenever. Just because it is a new year does not mean you have to commit to a brand new lifestyle. These changes can come whenever you please.
That being said, it is still fine to implement new lifestyle changes on the first of the year if that's how you roll. What I think people need to realize is that every year is YOUR YEAR. Regardless of promises made on January First, you own your life. Therefore, you should do just that: OWN IT! It is so incredibly important to embrace yourself and make choices for the good of yourself. Each day could be a new resolution. There is no limitation when it comes to making healthy choices.
This year I want to challenge everyone to something I continuously challenge myself to: Don't make promises, just do. Don't just say, "I am going to go to the gym 3 times a week each week this year." Just go to the gym! One day a week, three days a week, or seven days a week it doesn't matter, just go. Everyone person deserves to love themselves and make choices that enhance and reflect that self-love without the restraints of committing to New Year's Resolutions. Personally, I think I accomplish more in a year without tying my goals to resolutions because New Year's resolutions are often tied with the mentality of, "They never last."
Seize the day and seize the New Year! It is YOUR year.
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