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The Thing About New Years Resolutions…

By  30th December 2018

There is so much pressure on people, especially young people, to be, act or look a certain way nowadays. Everyone feels like they have to be the prefect person

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and ate literally more than you ever have.

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Me on Christmas Day with a mandatory Snapchat filter – this is the only picture I managed  to get of myself on the day!

The festive season is almost over which means it is almost time for the new year. A time when we are all left asking ourselves one question: HOW THE HELL DID THE YEAR GO BY SO FAST?

It’s also the time of year that everyone starts to think of ways that they can be a better person in the coming new year – after they get smashed and make a fool of themselves on New Years eve, that is . The New Years Resolution – we all know the one and we’ve all made one in the past.

I don’t think I have ever kept up my NY resolution longer than about a week. By the 8th of January, I’ve eaten a box of chocolates, left all my work to the last minute and decided that gyms just aren’t my thing. And I’m sure I’m not the only one.

So, that’s the thing about New Years resolutions. A lot of us make promises to to change ourselves that, realistically, we break within the first few weeks, or even days of the year. The reason for this is that it’s hard to completely change your behaviour or habits from one day to the next. So if you’re stuffing yourself with all the chocolate you can manage on NYE, and then aren’t even allowed to go down the choccy aisle on New Years day, we all know that it won’t be long until your resolution has been broken.

It doesn’t only apply to giving up chocolate, of course. Whatever you may promise that you’ll change, like that you’ll start going to the gym everyday or will read a book a week or be more organised or cut our carbs from your diet, these things won’t happen over night.

It’s important to remember that you are you. Some people are made to be fitness fanatics and have a 6-pack and others are meant to have their lives completely together but for you, that might not be the case. If you want to make a change – whatever it is – try and set yourself reasonable goals.

So rather than deciding to completely eradicate something from your diet, for example, just aim to eat a more balanced diet. And start slowly and work up to your goal. If you want to be more organised, don’t start on the 1st by chucking away loads of your things and reorganising your whole house, maybe just treat yourself to a new notebook and write a to-do list for the day.

The reason I wanted to address this is that I feel there is so much pressure on people, especially young people, to be, act or look a certain way nowadays. Everyone feels like they have to be the prefect person when in reality, perfection doesn’t exist. It is so much more important to be yourself and uphold values such as kindness and love as long as you’re happy and healthy – has anyone  really got their life together anyway?

So, don’t try and change yourself by setting yourself unrealistic goals. Make small and positive changes that will make little but noticeable differences to your every day life instead. Be proud of who you are and what you do. I mean, it’s a human right that we should all be allowed a chocolate or duvet day once in a while.

Anyway, I hope you all have an absolutely fantastic New Year – don’t do anything I wouldn’t do!

See you next year!

Cecilia-Joy

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