Unfortunately, the gym is never more packed than it is on the first week of January, that new $30 agenda is usually only used efficiently for a month and a half, and the Sunday meal planning you promised you’d stick to rarely lasts more than two weeks. Don’t get me wrong, there are a select few who really make their resolutions a reality and it can be life changing. Key words: select few. For the rest of us, resolutions can be tough to continue after the New Year hype has died down.
You’re still here, reading this blog. That means that no matter how hard 2018 tried to knock you down, you got right back up. We rarely decide to look back on the positives of these moments, instead letting our minds loop through these memories and feelings on ‘auto.’ When we think back on our mistakes, for example, we usually feel frustration similar to the one we felt when we initially made said mistake. When we think back on our hardships, we can spend 20 minutes complaining about the situation as if it were happening this very moment. When we think back on our heartbreak, we can still feel that ache, sometimes it can even bring us to tears.
This New Year, I invite you to make your resolutions an inside job.
Don’t let these hard times go without first taking all the positive you possibly can out of them.
thank u (for the lessons) 2018, next.