Hello everyone. Happy New Year! Above is a little 2021 recap in pictures! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful 2021. I know it has been hard for many of you. Let’s make 2022 your year!
I am back from a nice little break and I’m ready to go with blogs and podcasts! I hope you are ready!
I love new year. It is a fantastic opportunity to look at your life and evaluate what you want and what you don’t want, your goals and start fresh. These past couple of years have been hard for everyone and there are probably a lot of things you haven’t gotten around to doing – I mean we have been living in a global pandemic. I don’t want New Year’s Resolutions to put pressure on you this year. You don’t need to make them if you don’t want to. You can simply use this time as reflection and think of what’s to come in 2022. You don’t need to achieve everything you’ve ever wanted in a year so slow down and take it easy. You can work hard on one or two goals and make a really great job of them.
The most common New Year’s resolutions are usually centred around fitness, health and/or weight-loss goals. Everyone wants to be healthy and in today’s day and age it can be very difficult to achieve and then maintain these goals. Be realistic and kind to yourself. What do you really want?
If your New Year’s resolution is to lose weight and get fitter – is it so that you can look like someone on Instagram or impress someone you know or is it to be healthier and live longer? You must ask yourself the nature of your New Year’s resolutions. Does it stem from a deep-routed insecurity? If it is, it’s probably a shallow, superficial goal in which will be almost impossible to stick with and achieve. What you want must be deep routed and anchored to your true wants and desires, not based on someone else or to fit in. If not, you will never kind enough motivation and drive to succeed.
I have a few questions for you. Right now, think or write down your New Year’s resolutions.
- How do you feel now you’ve achieved that goal?
Who will you be now? Will it make you happy, really? Do you feel unsatisfied or accomplished and proud? If your goal was deep routed to your true wants as YOU, it’ll probably be the latter.
- Why do you want this?
This is an important one. Who are you doing this for? To fit in? To be more socially ‘normal’? If it is any of these superficial reasonings you shouldn’t be doing it. It is destined to fail, and it won’t make you happy. This is because what you’re trying to change isn’t the true issue. It is more than that. It is always related to trauma or childhood trauma. Is this goal in light of what your parents wanted for you? Are you running away from problems/ insecurities you had as a child? If you keep ignoring the issues and masking them as insecurities that need fixed with a New Year’s resolution the universe will start to scream the problem until you cannot ignore it. We don’t want to get to this point. Feel your emotions. Journal them. Talk about them.
By now I hope you have some well-thought-out New Year’s resolutions!
Let me share my new year’s resolutions with you.
- Get a first-class honours degree and achieve a scholarship for the Carnegie fund for my PhD in refined sugar addiction.
- Finally get the splits and improve with yoga.
- Focus on improving my swimming and technique at the gym.
- Grow my podcast and blog!
These are all things I’m currently working towards and have done for a while – not things I’ve decided today that I want. Setting them as my New Year’s resolution solidifies these goals and helps me achieve them.
Do some yoga and meditation and journal your New Year’s resolutions today, before all the craziness of 2022 starts.
You guys can help me with my 4th resolution! Share this blog, like, follow and comment – it helps me more than you know!
I hope you all have had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas and new year! Let’s make 2022 a year to remember!
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