A new year doesn’t necessarily bring a new you

Happy New Year! Let’s hope 2019 is kind to you! 

The excitement of a new year for a lot of people means the chance of a fresh start, the end of an era and the start of a new one. We often get caught up in all the madness of a New Year that we believe we can simply change the person we are just by writing down a simple to do list of resolutions, but in reality New Year is just another day, and just like any other day you have to work for the things you want in life.

But did you know only 10% of new years resolutions are actually followed through past a couple of months? It’s a combination of unrealistic expectations, how long you think achieving a goal might take and how difficult you think it can be.

We put so much pressure on ourselves to achieve a number of resolutions that when we don’t were left feeling deflated and blue. Don’t write yourself a list of things to conquer because that can be overwhelming, instead think of one reasonable expectation of yourself and set yourself a daily task of how to achieve it. For example – being kinder to yourself: each day tell yourself that you’re beautiful in the mirror and if you tell yourself enough, heck you might just believe it. 

If you’re reflecting on the past year and feel like you want to set yourself a goal then be realistic and realise that it can take time and effort to achieve it, and if you do fuck up, realise it’s not the end of the world – if at first you don’t succeed try and try again. If it’s something that means something to you then you’ll get there eventually, it just might take longer than you think. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to achieve all the things you’ve ever wanted to in your life, in such a small space of time, because it simply wont happen.

Once you feel like you’ve conquered one thing move onto another and take it one step at a time. You’re more thank likely to fail when you’re trying to juggle more than one thing at a time. 

In all reality the turn of a new year is simply just another turn of the clock, another hour, another day, so if you do give in on day one it doesn’t matter, what does matter is your determination to say I’m going to try again. Carpe Diem and all that jazz, don’t punish yourself because thats no good for your mental health, instead think of a way forward and you’ll get there, one step at a time. 

Happy New Year my lovelies, I hope 2019 brings you everything and more and if it doesn’t go out there and god damn well take it!

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