Sometimes social media can be the ugliest, most judgmental and critical, vibe killin’ place ever. Lately I’ve seen an abundance of posts about people telling other people not to make new year resolutions for this reason or that reason and I’m sick of it.
First off, the new year represents a fresh start. Of course every day is technically a new start but you cannot deny the feeling that the new year brings. No matter what I’m going through each year, I always feel recharged and amped up to make more greatness happen. I can be a bit of a super planner, but I love for my start dates and end dates to make sense (starting a new habit, task or project in the middle of the week, year, day or whatever just makes me feel weird). What better way to have a great year than to start on January 1st?
Secondly, when you criticize someone for wanting to declare change in their lifestyle you are spreading negativity and discouraging them (whether you want to believe it or not). You have to be careful what you say because you never know who your words may hurt or harm. I love to encourage and I love to be encouraged. It’s good for your soul either way.
Don’t be afraid to make resolutions! Don’t be afraid to call them what you wanna call them either.
Now… Since we’ve established that there is absolutely nothing wrong with making New Year Resolutions, I’d like to share mine with you! I always keep my NYR to a maximum of three…you know, to keep it realistic for me.