It’s a new dawn, a new day and a new life for me and for you.
I find that song very inspirational and very appropriate for the beginning of the New Year.
So how is your new year going? Has it got off to an amazing start or is it more of the same? Are those exciting new year resolutions starting to become pesky niggles that you haven’t been to the gym since you signed up for that first lesson? Are the winter blues stopping you from going for that run or cutting out chocolate/alcohol/ pasta? The list can be endless.
I stopped making New Year’s resolutions a while ago. Why put yourself under all the stress of trying to give up on or start something new just because the date of the year has changed on the calendar? Not good for your wellbeing. Yes we all feel that rush of enthusiasm when the clock strikes 12 and we think we are invincible in what we can achieve in the next year. And indeed we can achieve anything but we put so much pressure on ourselves by choosing goals that are too big or need bags of time, often that which is stretched already!
I now prefer to see each day as a new opportunity to start again. Every day can be a new beginning to rekindle your enthusiasm, energy and dedication. Every day as the song says can be the start of a new life. You don’t have to beat yourself up that you relented and had a glass of wine or a piece of chocolate. You don’t have to feel guilty for not making it to the gym class. 63% of us feel guilty for not completing our daily goals so I hate to think what the number is for New Year’s resolutions!
Just be kind and gentle with yourself. Remember your desire to change, expand and grow is always there and all you have to do is realign yourself with that once more.
Sometimes easier said than done yes of course. But you can do it. Try connecting to your heart and ask yourself what is it that you want and what will be nourishing to you? Try writing down your goals and what do you need to do to achieve that, then you can remind yourself of the steps you need to take when you are finding the going is getting rough. Talking to someone about what you want to achieve also helps. Having a buddy to cheer you on or support you when you are struggling is a great way to bring about more success. Buddying each other is even better.
Most of all remember that with the dawn of each new day you get to have another go at it. You get to have another chance at trying on your new goal. And remember it should be fun.
January can be a very difficult month, one of the longest often coldest months and without the distraction of Christmas it affects a lot of people. If you are struggling to keep some of those New Year resolutions, need someone to talk to or to get clearer on what you want to create in your life this year please do get in touch. There is a special offer on my website to get your year of to a flying start!
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