After Christmas is over and we’re rolling around with our food babies, we start to think of our new years resolutions. Come January 1st, we throw ourselves into the challenge of losing weight, being healthier, finding a new job, making more time for ourselves, or whatever it is we’re missing from our lives and want to find.
But, my question is why do we define our new starts by January first? Okay yes it’s the whole New Year new start thing, but isn’t that a little cliché? All you need for a fresh start is your head in the game. You’re the one that can go out and achieve what you want, which makes the date pretty meaningless.
A new beginning doesn’t need a start date
The countdown to a new beginning starts the moment you wake up each day, not the first day of a New Year. If you’re ready and it feels right stop waiting for tomorrow, do it now.
If there’s a part of your life you don’t like, there’s no time like the present to make a change.
What’s the difference?
What’s the difference between November 27 and January 1? Ummm… just the date. What page of the calendar you’re on shouldn’t determine your desire to live your life how you want. A date won’t postpone your success, but waiting a couple months will only make it take longer to reach your goals.
There may never be a right time
Life has a nasty habit of getting in the way of things, and let’s face it when it comes to making excuses we are experts. But that also makes us our own worst enemies. There may never be a right time to take up a sport or learn to cook but that shouldn’t stop us from doing it anyway. Waiting is only a way of limiting yourself and if you don’t so something about it can lead to you missing out on achieving your goals all together.
Sometimes all we need is a leap of faith. It’s surprising what we can achieve when we put ourselves out there.
Stay a step ahead of the game
If you start your New Years resolutions now you’ve given yourself a head start. When January roles around instead of feeling nervous and worried you’ll fail you will already be on track to achieving your goals.
Starting early gives you a better chance of digesting your plans and understanding them and how you’re going to achieve them. Starting the New Year with a strong perspective and assurance of your capabilities is a much healthier way to start a year.
There are 365 days in a year – we can make a change on anyone of them.
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