New Year can bring up a range of emotions, (even if you discount the what to do on New Year’s Eve quandary) the pressure is on to make the most of the year ahead. And often media pushes diets and exercise regimes. This is great if they are goals you can stick too, but not if they end with you sat in a heap.
This is our guide to surviving the New Year pressures:
Firstly, remember you can’t believe everything you see on social media. I read somewhere that -social media is the shop window into peoples lives, you need to look into the stock room to see the truth. Our stock room is due a stock take at the moment, and January is a great time to do a stock take of your life too (too cheesy?).
Social media can be a great way to connect to people and discover a variety of exciting things, but it shouldn’t be taken too seriously. So don’t feel guilty if every one else looks like they exercise every day and always have a perfect home…some people do, but not all of them and not all of the time. And it is okay if you don’t.
Secondly, setting goals is great. And January can be a great time to set them. But remember it is not the only time of year you can set them. And not always the best time to start – it is hard to cut out chocolate when you are still eating your way through your Christmas gifts. So you can plan now and start later. But make sure you only set goals you really want to achieve! If you set your goal and start, remember it is okay to have bad days. It is okay to let yourself have days off.
Thirdly, it is January… it is cold and dark and the perfect time for cosying up inside with candles and warm drinks. Embrace it. Enjoy it. And take it as time to recharge or rethink.
Remember you are wonderful and amazing and that isn’t going to change because there is a New Year. Enjoy 2019 wherever you are and whatever you are doing.