A new year has dawned, and it’s time to make change in our lives. But why should change happen in one big extraordinary moment? Change should be constant. And it is. It happens whether you want it to or not.
Resolutions should happen every day and not just once off. This whole big ‘new year’s resolution’ is made out to be a lot more than it is. Resolutions aren’t setting ridiculous goals just to watch yourself fail (it has become a bit of a joke to see how badly you can fail). Resolutions are about looking at the past – in this context the past year – and being grateful for the good things and thinking about the things you could have done better and making it your goal to do it better the next year.
Resolutions aren’t about massive changes, they are about small changes. Changes that revolve around conscious thinking – I need to be kinder, study more, go out more, eat better, exercise more – you can’t say you’re going to run every day for the next year if you barely ran three days the previous year. Start with a week, then a month, then a year.
Most importantly don’t beat yourself up about it if you miss a day, or two. Get up and try again the next day, because as soon as you start to dwell on the one day you didn’t do it, you forget all the days you did do it – so you give up – because you missed one day. Missing one practice isn’t going to make or break you. But missing all of them will. Just take it one day at a time.
Last, live positively this year. Fill your eyes with joy and wonder. Don’t look at the bad side, focus on the good. I make this my resolution to all of you reading this – to myself too. Live positively. Because to stop focusing on the small little problems and start seeing all the wonderful things there are in life will make you the happiest and most positive person alive. Don’t give up if you had a bad day and couldn’t see the positivity, get up and try again, and again, and again.
One day when you’re not looking you won’t see the bad anymore. You’ll wake up with a smile on your face and you would have fully recovered from the negativity that plagued your life.
I’m wishing you all a very rich and happy 2017. I hope it is filled with joy, love, peace, harmony and positivity. And I hope you get up every morning and just try to be the best you.