New Year – Same amazing you
Happy New Year!
January can be a miserable time of year. The weather is cold and grey. The credit card bill has arrived. Everywhere you look there are adverts for losing weight, giving up smoking or getting fit.
However, my blog today is to advice you NOT to do any of these things during January.
Why you should not start new things in January:
That’s right! Your motivation to do these things is quite low in January. The pressure to keep New Year’s resolutions can be too high. Don’t make it harder on yourself! Small sustainable steps are more achievable and beneficial long term.
People often set themselves impossibly high expectations and then feel like a failure when they don’t meet them. You are more likely to stick to a SMART plan (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound). You can make yourself accountable by telling others your goal. They can also support you. Charting your progress in a diary is also good, as well as celebrating the small wins.
Use the time wisely for planning:
Another great thing to do in January is to use this time for reflection. What do you want out of the coming year? What did you enjoy about last year? What do you not want to do this year? Make a list, mood board, Pinterest board etc. Can you plan start breaking these down into small steps to help you achieve your goal?
Let me know how you get on – I’d love to know!
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