I can’t be the only one that dislikes the “new year, new me” line. Making a change in your life—whether it be working out more, eating healthy or getting better at balancing your personal and work life—is a decision. It’s intimidating when we see our friends and family posting about their resolutions. And the guilt we feel when we “fail” or “break” our resolution…that guilt is real. I try to avoid it.
I avoid it by making small changes to my routine. Research suggests that it takes 21 days to form a habit. 21 DAYS!
If you made a new years resolution, and stuck to it, I’m proud of you.
If you made a new years resolution, and “failed”, I’m still proud of you.
If you didn’t make a new years resolution at all, I’m proud of you, too.
Whatever you do and whatever the outcome may be, you’re doing great—no need to put pressure on yourself. Your mental and physical health matter so do what’s best for you!
As for me, it’s a new year and the same me. And I couldn’t be more proud of myself.