Well its been awhile, so Happy New Year beautiful humans. Christmas came and went like a fart in the wind, I cannot believe its the middle of January already. I know they say Christmas is a time for ate’in and drinkin’ but this year I tried to break away from that. Christmas this year was the perfect opportunity to just kick back, disconnect from the everyday stresses and reconnect with what life’s truly about, family, friends, love, gratitude, and continuing traditions, even if time does cause them to change, we just gotta adapt them as we grow.
So now its all about ‘New year, new me’, I actually cringe so bad when I hear it. 9/10 it’s coming out of my own mouth. See I work in a cafe inside a gym, there is a lot of ‘New-year-new-me’s, I small talk and well, its out of my mouth before I even have a chance to stop it. Recently at a yoga class ( @yogawithjoquinn she’s an angel) we were reminded to stop worrying about New Years resolutions and to just live each day in the moment and as a result we will live a calmer happier life. New beginnings, new chapters, new identities are all well and good but why are we bursting our balls to try new things when the greatest thing is right infront of us… our own selves!! Sound corny? Its obviously great to use NY as an incentive, but we also need to realise that new years resolutions have the ability to set ourselves up for disappointment and are potentially damaging to our self confidence.
We need to get out there, live life, and become satisfied with who we are. If your not satisfied, change it for that reason and not because you feel you have to because you flipped over a new calendar. So I’ve decided to give resolutions the boot and to focus on habits. Habits you may ask. Sounds as bloody boring! wow I really sound like an aul one, but in the later half of last year I began to learn that a little thing done often enough over time is far more effective then paying little attention on unrealistic resolutions. So rather than asking yourself ‘what are my resolutions this year?’ ask yourself ‘what are the habits I’m gonna commit to?’And with this ‘new year new habits’ malarkey… go on, go mad, start tomorrow, next month, this summer, next year who cares, DO.IT.FOR.YOU!!
Habits become who you are and here is a list of some of which I incorporated into my life as of this passed 6 months:
- to try and roll out my mat once a day, even if its just for 15 minutes, movement is medicine
- practicing gratitude, even for the little things in everyday life.
- daily meditation, allowing for head space
- not drinking fluids with meals ( this is tough 🙂 )
- prepping healthy snacks to avoiding temptations
- using every possible spare moment for an adventure
- allowing one evening a week to share a story on my blog.
- being out and immersed in nature at least 30 mins every day regardless of weather
Let me know how you go 🙂
Stay wild lovelies,
T H A T C O R K O N E
One thought on “New Year, New Habits?”
Great aspirations. Good luck with them. We share two in common. I practice gratitude without giving it a name and I also try to blog at least once a week.