Why put off ’til tomorrow what you can do today?
New Year’s resolutions are dumb. I said it. I’m pretty sure we’ve all been thinking it for some time, but for some reason people want to pretend that come the first of the year, they’re gonna make a change! It doesn’t ever really last and quite frankly choosing some arbitrary date in the future to make this “change” is just pointless.
Start before you’re ready. Start now! If you want to lose 50lbs, or stop drinking pop, or write a new book, or start a new workout routine, or anything really, start now! I’ve always been the kind of person who waits until a Monday or the beginning of the month, or yes… the beginning of the New Year to make a change, but I’ve put those “resolutions” to rest.
Even if you feel unprepared, try your hand at starting today. Don’t expect perfection because you will fail, but pick yourself back up and try again the next day. Practice makes progress! (Or so my old nursing instructor used to say.) Try to become better each day, but take it one step at a time.
You cannot pick up a trade, make a lifestyle change, or even really do anything cold turkey like that. For those of you that can, you’re basically my hero. I am weak willed, easily swayed; I’m a girl who loses her footing constantly and is always fumbling down the path. I’m totally okay with that though! I know that when I start a “diet”, a workout routine, or a plan to start writing, I’m going to fail. I’m going to miss days. I’m going to cheat on my diet. Even if I pretend that I won’t! Even if I have the best intentions. It happens. Life gets crazy and out of hand at times and things can slip.
Which is why I’m not going to wait until the first to make changes to my life. I’m going to start today and you should too!