Why I Won’t Be Setting New Year’s Resolutions In January

After taking some much-needed downtime, I feel refreshed and ready to get back to it.

The Decembers of Christmas past were spent preparing for the numerous Christmas nights out I have organised. Eating and drinking with reckless abandon through the entire month of December, telling myself I will “be good” in January.

This year, I have deliberately avoided organising anything. I have only put 5 things in my diary for the entire month of December, rather than 5 things each week and I have been listening to my body and mind and saying no to things, even if I wanted to go because I know how it will make me feel in the following days.

I find my mind automatically going in the direction of all the things I hope to achieve in 2023 and I think to myself, “why wait until January? Or Monday even, why not today?”

There is no reason.

I want to instil and maintain a healthy mindset that doesn’t revolve around tomorrow. I am forever telling myself “tomorrow I will….” but why put it off until tomorrow if it can be done today? Even if I can’t get it all done today, I might be able to do a little today.

I’m still going to enjoy my nights out, but instead of giving up on all the good habits I have implemented, just because it’s December, I’m trying to keep them going as much as I can.

I want to get out on my walks, do some strength training, and continue writing blog posts, albeit perhaps less than I have been and I want to work hard on my freelance business. I’m not going to use December as an excuse to not do the things that are good for me, and that I know make me feel better.

I don’t want to go into January feeling crap because I have overindulged in food and exhausted from endless nights of drinking “because it’s Christmas” I want to go into 2023 with purpose, determination and most importantly, happiness.

Who is with me? ❤️

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2022-12-15 13:43:00

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