Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around

Despite my resolve to be more invested in self care, it is not a new year resolution thing. It is a medical advice thing that just happens to have coincided with New Year thanks to work calming the hell down after the craziness Christmas. So while I might be trying to improve myself this January, I'm not quite full hypocrite.


We grab hold of this arbitrary number, and January 1st is fairly arbitrary, and decide it is the point to rejig everything and get ourselves together. We join gyms. we get fancy new diaries and planners and decide to get organised. There is dry January and Veganuary and oh so many fantastic offers everywhere saying new year, new you. It isn't real however, it is marketing and bluff and that it is reason for most of us it doesn't last past February.

We still have all the same problems as we had on December 24th, that magic time between Christmas and the New Year is only magical because you are (for the most part) off work and in your own bubble. In the bubble, the idea of coming out into a brand new existence bright and fresh has a great appeal. You spring into the new year refreshed and anew, and you can come out of the ashes of the last year raring to go forth into your new healthy life, a life that is exactly how you want it to be.

It is bull.

Don't get me wrong, the idea of fresh starts, of taking a deep breath and going forth with a plan and a mission isn't bull, the idea it needs to be attached to a date in a calendar is. A date, that frankly was picked at random, and changed several times over the centuries since it was decided upon. If you want to design the life you deserve and want, if you want to change things and be your own kind of you then do it. Do it today, do it next Tuesday, or starting at 3pm on the 18th of March, but don't get fixed that it has to be January 1st. Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

I mean lets be real here, there is so much pressure on January, that when you fail or flounder, you can end up figuring you stuffed it. It's rubbish of course, but at one time or the other we all feel that because at first we didn't succeed then it isn't for us. True of skydiving but very little else.

Yes we all take the impetus to change that is inspired but we shouldn't feel discouraged when we fail. Design the life you want, live the way you want and be the person you want to be. Not because of New Year, New You, and not because someone tells you. Do it because you want to, because the old is old, and that is no longer something you want to be. If you started on new years day then great, if you started today that is good too. The fact you started LIVING and not "coasting" is the thing that counts.

So I guess what I am saying is I have the impetus, do you guys have any tips?? 'Cos I might have the drive but I have no clue what I'm going. Well, some old things don't change. I never was good at spinning around without falling over.

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