Sunday, December 30, 2012

Why I don't believe in New Year's Resolutions...

I am proud to say - I do not participate in making New Year's Resolutions.

No, it's not because "if you don't try you can't fail" mentality.

First off, the history of how New Year's Resolutions began is actually kind of cool. It started back in Roman times. It was a way to reflect on your past and forward to your future. January was named after "Janus" mythical king of early Rome and his face was featured facing both backward and forward on the calendar on January 1. Then, in the Middle Ages, Christians changed New Year's Day to December 25. Then they changed it to March 25. Finally, in the 1500's, the Pope revised the Julian calendar, and the celebration of the New Year was returned to January 1. #historycrashcourse

I understand the whole, new year, fresh slate idea. But why do you have to wait for one day a year to start something you really want to accomplish? Procrastination? Lack of motivation? You are entirely capable of starting any kind of resolve any one of the 364 other days out of the year!

Let's chat about the most common resolution made....
Suprise, Suprise, it's losing weight - Riddle me this, let's pack on an extra 10 pounds over the holidays with goodies and big dinners and little exercise, to then resolve to lose said weight and then some. Makes total sense to me....

Did you know statistically, 25% drop out of their resolutions within the first WEEK!?!? And only 8% of those who make resolutions folow through with them beyond 6 months?

There is so much more to wanting something and then resolving to do it. Wanna know the secret? It's following through, putting on your big girl panties and doing it!

It doesn't matter what day of the year, month, or week it is. If you want something bad enough, you will do it. You don't need the calendar to say "January 1" to find that motiviation. You have to dig it up from within yourself.

If you can learn anything from my rant today.... It's this... If you want to accomplish something, you have to really want it, and you have to put your heart in it and go for it. If you do make a resolution on 12/31, and you slip up on January 2nd... Don't give up! You've got this!!! You can do it!

Don't be a sad statistic of an outdated tradition. Prove me wrong!

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