We hear it every year, “New year, new me!” Is that really the case, though? At times, the “new me” being referred to in the cliché phrase is just a lifestyle change that seldom lasts for more than a few months. Why is that? Is it that difficult to break away from a routine we’re used to? Do we really have to become entirely new people just to improve our lifestyles?
A new year gives us a reason to start fresh.
It’s true. I guess that’s why a lot of us wait until the anticipated January 1st to make that change we need, or to take that leap to better ourselves. I’ve written a post similar to this one before, but I think it’s necessary to bring this up again.
Many of us really do start our years off strongly. We work out, we eat right, and we make time for the things that truly make us happy. With the progressing year comes stress, deadlines, and unanticipated events, and we ultimately tend to lose sight of those changes we originally made in our lives. Having a new year to start fresh really gives us an opportunity to succeed, and we have to find a way to keep that going all year long.
2018 will be a new year of ass-kicking.
It 100% will be, and I will repeat that to myself until the end of the year. I want to sit down at the end of 2018 and reflect on how much ass-kicking occurred. I don’t want there to be a “new me,” but a me that gets what she wants. A “me” that has goals, and works hard to reach them. How am I going to do this? With the help of empowering people around me (like you guys, my virtual supporters) and through the power of positivity. Positive thoughts attract positive outcomes. We all know this, and 2018 will be a year to really start believing this.
In the new year, I want to expand my blog’s audience, grow as a blogger/influencer, and graduate with my nursing degree. Those are my three big goals, and I’m sure others will pop up along the way. So, what are you waiting for? Decide what your three big goals are (or more if you dare), and decide what you’re going to do to reach them. I’m going to make a vision board for 2018, and I cannot wait to see how awesomely it affects my life!
Whether you’re going to be a “new you” or not, you have a chance to start fresh. You aren’t obligated to become an entirely new person- and you may not even need to. Grow, make a huge change to your lifestyle, or just better yourself in little, different ways! Whatever it is you decide to do, do it with every ounce of passion and energy you have.