NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
And another year passed by.
Happy 2019 to all of you!
Is it just me or does time fly faster as an adult than as a kid? I remember my teenage time, when getting 18 seemed so unbelievable far away and now I’m getting 27 this year. Everyday we are super busy, have plenty of things to do, working hard towards our goals and that’s exactly when time runs away from us. You know, sometimes it really scares me and I get the feeling to have still so many things to do, to discover, to live, but kind of running out of time. Do you know what I mean? That’s why I decided to reduce my working pensum in 2019 from 100% to 80%, in order to have more time to work on my blog/instagram during the week instead to fill my whole free time a the weekend with blog work. Will see how this works out, I’ll keep you posted on this though.
So, a few days ago we all inaugurated 2019, we all set (as every year around this time) our New Year’s resolutions and our goals. I’m actually not into this whole resolution thing anymore, but I guess some people need it, to close a chapter to set their intentions new. I’m more like the kind of person, that sees every day as a new beginning, a chance to do things right, to make a step closer towards your goals and dreams. That means I set my intentions also during the year and not only at the end of the year, just because it’s a symbolic end to something.
I read a few articles about setting New Year’s intentions doesn’t last and will be broken eventually just a few weeks after New Year. The main reason why people can’t implement their intentions is, that they set too many and too big intentions at the same time. Things like: Working out more, eating healthy, spending less money, spend more time with the family, quitting smoking and so on. Keeping all these intentions at the same time is overwhelming and not realistic. During the past years I learned to set one intention at the time and to first making it my habit (popular wisdom says it takes 21 days to make something a habit and 90 days for it to become a lifestyle) and then tackle the next intention and implement it properly. Last year I started with working out and doing Yoga on a regular base and I managed to making it a habit. Now I’m at the point to eat healthy and no meat during the week and I hope to manage to also implement this. If you want to read more about how to set intentions right read this Forbes article, very interesting.
What do you think about New Years resolutions?