New Years Resolution? Nah. I’m good thanks. 

Happy New Year everyone! 

2017 is here and I am so excited to see how the next 12 months are going to play out. I hope it will be full of health, happiness, and love. 

I spent my New Year’s Eve snuggled on the sofa with my love and a box of quality street and I wouldn’t have asked for more. 

I’m excited to leave behind the general crapstorm of 2016 and into a new chapter that comes with the beginning of a year. 

But there’s one thing I really dislike about the beginning of a new year. 

I hate New Years Resolutions. Here are the steps people seem to take every year on January the 1st:

  1.  Complete a full character analysis on yourself
  2. Decide what part of you just isn’t good enough 
  3. Post a facebook status or tweet telling all of your friends and followers exactly what you intend to change about yourself
  4. Forget all about it by the end of January and continue as you always have, and be perfectly fine. 

Now I’m not saying that self improvement is a bad thing. I am all for making changes in your life to enrich it. But my bugbear with New Years resolutions is that they are so false. You are only trying to change this thing about you because of the date. 

When in reality you can decide to make a more genuine decision to improve a certain aspect of your life at any damn minute of any damn day. 

You do not need to wait for a brand new year to decide to take up yoga, or to learn to bake, or anything else you might want to do! 

Don’t force yourself to change simply because it’s the 1st of January, and just allow your brain to decide for you, whenever it chooses to, to make a positive change in your life. 

Every single second is a chance for a fresh start. Whether that is 8:34am on the 12th of July, or 6.13pm on the 19th of November. It honestly doesn’t matter. 

So don’t feel bad if you don’t have a New Years resolution! Just do you, and do the best you that you can. 

And if you do have a New Years resolution? I wish you the best of luck and I sincerely hope that this will be a genuine goal for you that you will work on relentlessly until you achieve it. 

Here’s to a fabulous 2017!

Until next time

Emily x

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