How to- New Years Resolutions

9f1e539b79ef387e6ff6a9176edcc4e0You probably looked at the title and wrote this post off. We have all seen an excessive amount of New Years Resolution posts. Generally the top of everyone’s list is:

  • Lose Weight
  • Make more money
  • Buy a bigger house
  • Buy a nicer car
  • Take a holiday
  • Change jobs

Or at least something of that nature. Perhaps a few may even have the resolutions that fall into a second tier “more difficult” category:

  • Learn an instrument
  • Learn a language
  • Start a business

At 12:00am on the 1st of January, 2018 a new year has begun and it is glorious. I’ve seen a few posts going around about the days between Christmas and New Years Day- many people feel lost or not quite sure what day or time it is, but for me I find it’s quite the opposite (in some cases). I definitely can’t keep track of the days properly but I try to find small resolutions that can assist my “big” resolutions and action them in this week. Am I the only one that does this?

Example: One of my resolutions is to lose all of the weight I put on when I was pregnant with Ava. A small resolution I can do the week before New Years Day is to start cutting out carbs, say white bread specifically. Or, cutting out soft drink. These next 6 days can be the kick-start to really achieve that big resolution come January 1-December 31.

Another example: I’m wanting to run the Canberra Half Marathon in April- I am not an avid runner by any means- thinking about running for a straight 2 hours is so overwhelming, but a small action I have taken in these 6 days (well actually a few days before but still) was to start a half marathon training program with the Nike app and actually get out there for 3 runs!

We can put a lot of pressure on ourselves when we hold our breath until January 1st, it’s as if we are climbing this mountain of the months leading up to it, with the summit insight- January 1st! If I can just make it to a new year I can be a better me. If I can just make it to January 1st I will start trying to achieve my goals. I challenge you to look at the next 2 days as a breeding ground to start those resolutions before January.

Make choices today that are going to affect your tomorrow!

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