Fitness and health, Lifestyle

Why I’m not making any New Year resolutions for 2018

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I’m writing down my thoughts today, as I lay in my bed while snow flakes fall quietly down from the sky. Correct, I’m in bed because unfortunately I am sick, again! It seems as if this year all I do is get sick. Every two months I find myself reaching for a kleenex. Oh well, it is what it is. But I’m not here to talk about my illness today.

Why I’m not making any New Year resolutions for 2018

I’m here to talk about a different topic. Why I’m not making any New Year resolutions for 2018. This morning, as I often do while sipping my coffee, I was scrolling through my favourite blogs and I saw that a couple of girls are talking about a topic that always comes up during this time of the year: New Year Resolutions.

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As many people do at the end of a year, I too, have always had a list of things I wanted to work on starting January 1st. And I’ve always found it quite difficult to keep up with all the things I wanted to improve or perfect. I put so much pressure on myself that I end up giving up before January even ends. 

I think that my giving up doesn’t label me as a quitter, I simply try and work on so many things at the same time that in the end I am not able to focus on not even one of those things. So this year I’ve decided that there will be no new year resolutions list for me, since I believe that if I really want to work on myself and become better at something I need to put effort in it and focus on it 100%. This means that I don’t need to choose a day to start a personal project, if I really want to work on myself I can start right away. 

Dublin Trip: Wild Wicklow Tour

For me one of my resolutions has always involved fitness and health. During the Summer time I was able to start a real fitness routine and I have enjoyed going to the gym every week even if just once a week. It’s become part of my weekly schedule and I look forward to it. Since beginning this new journey and moving back to Toronto, I’ve realized that I don’t need to wait for a new year to begin to challenge myself and make changes in my life. All I need is to be proactive and believe in myself. 

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There is way too much hype surrounding the new year resolutions topic and I personally don’t feel like following it this upcoming year. I will keep doing what I think is best for me and for my wellbeing, and If at one point in the middle of the year I decide that it’s time to make some new changes I will focus on it then and there. 

How do you feel about new year resolutions? Have you already made a list?

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