New Year's resolutions - useless or lifechanging?
- Get better at yoga - I've always enjoyed yoga, and this one has been my New Year's resolution for quite a few years now, but somehow it has always failed. The first weeks I'm extremely dedicated to the practice, but then I move on and do something else when I don't see the drastic change I want to see... This year is going to be different, I have two goals set for myself to make it easier: by the end of this year I'm gonna manage to do the splits and a handstand!
- Be healthier - Another year with this resolution, but this year I'm really going to be healthier! I've already made changes in my eating, nothing drastic, but I'm no longer eating any meat, except for fish. I am also cutting back on dairy-products, and use rice/coconut/soy-based ones instead! I have a good feeling for this year, since I have seen the difference my diet change has made so far. I feel much better, and I want to maintain that feeling, I want to take care of my body, and that is my motivation for this year!
- Stop with the social media - I don't really have an addiction to social media to begin with, though I know it is a big problem in the society we live in. I realized how much time I lose only checking Facebook or Tumblr, and I want to stop that. Social media doesn't make me happier, and I don't use it for productive purposes, so why do I keep going back, why do I keep refreshing that page? This year, I'm cutting down on my use of social media.
So these are my three main resolutions for this year. As you can see, nothing too big or drastic, but maybe that's the life-changing aspect to New Year's resolutions? According to me it is, because small changes are much easier to make and also much easier to maintain over time.
So if you still haven't made any resolutions for this year, but want to after reading this post, I would advise you to set some small goals for yourself this year - that way, you can easily achieve them, and once you do, you'll get that confidence boost that is so important! Once you get that boost, once you know that you can reach your goals, self-discipline and achieving new and bigger goals will be a piece of cake!
As I often write, I wish you luck with your resolutions and I believe that you have what it takes to stick to them! And, on sticking to New Year's resolutions - I'll write another post with some great tips on how you can do just that, so stay tuned!