With the New Year comes pressure to create resolutions. We feel that since it's a new year it's a great time to start fresh and set these huge goals. Not to mention society pushes this narrative HARD on us in January.
You know what I'm talking about.
The stores are all converting stock from holiday to organization, fitness, and heath products. Every magazine and tv show is featuring products or advice to help you achieve your goals. And don't forget the terrible idea that you HAVE to lose weight. There's this constant push that you have to make some dramatic change or goal now that it's a new year.
So, we create these goals for ourselves because we feel that we have to do it and then comes the inevitable fail weeks later that leaves us feeling guilty and shameful.
Friends, the reality is, you don't need a new year to create a new goal or make change. You can do it anytime you want. And if you make a goal and fail, that's ok. There's always a chance to start over.
Listen, if new year's resolutions are your thing, good for you!
But if you're someone who isn't fond of resolutions and fails at them quickly (*raises hand here*), the good news is that you don't have to set a new years resolution, you can create goals whenever and however you want!
Now, take a deep breath and relax. There's no pressure to do anything big. 2020 was hard enough. Give yourself grace and give yourself time to start making changes when you feel ready, not when society tells you you have to.
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