New Year’s Resolutions, goals, themes and habits. Do you? Should you?
Only you know the answer to that. What do you really, really want spice girl? (Yes, I think I’m funny).
We are all different and we are all wired differently. Something that works for you, might not work for me. That’s the beauty of being different. We don’t need to compare. We don’t need to conform. We don’t need to wish or hope or want to be like someone else. Dare to be different. Dare to be yourself.
You might be a resolution person. You might be a goal person. You might be a theme person or a new habit person. Yay!
What’s the difference?
Resolution – a firm decision to do or not to do something.
Goal – the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.
Theme – a word or phrase that resonates with you and embodies something that has been missing from our daily life.
Habit – an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary – for example, looking both ways before crossing the street.
You also could decide just to take the pressure off yourself and just decide you are going to do something, just like you decide you aren’t going to do something. The something is totally up to you.
You don’t have to change everything. But we all probably need to change some things.
Make 2019 your last year of making excuses. Your last year of wasting time. Your last year of doubting yourself. Your last year of always saying “I need to lose weight.” Your last year of saying, if only.
Make some goals like breaking a bad habit. Make some goals like learning a new skill, do a good deed, visit a new place, face a fear, trying something new, take a risk, instead of I need to lose weight or I need to exercise more.
Find something you can stick with. That’s the best one to do. If you want to change how you look, that’s up to you, but it’s not a required resolution or goal. You always have the power of your choice. If you want different goals such as lifting a shit ton of weight, that’s up to you too. The choices are endless. Feel your power. Get in your power. It’s in you. I promise.
The industry tells us we need to be perfect. There is no such thing as perfect. Progress is way better than perfection anyway. Make a little bit of progress every day. Do better every day. Be better every day.
But most of all, find what works for you. It may be a resolution. It may be a new habit. It could be a goal or a theme. Find it. Work it. Do it.
Here’s to 2020 and being your different.