Sunday, January 6, 2013

New Year, Better You

With each incoming year, many people rush to make a bunch of resolutions that will have been broken by the weeks end. I personally used to be one of those people, before actually breaking that cycle in 2012. Once again, I challenge you to employ a new New Year practice-focus on becoming a better you.

Here is an example of exactly what I mean: the most common resolution amongst women of all ages is the weight loss or exercise one. Gyms love this time of year because owners are able to lock you into pricey contract. Instead of wasting money, aim for healthier eating, and adding routes to work that require more walking. In essence, you will be staying true to your goal.  

We all know what we need to do to make ourselves more productive, focused or overall more happy. Instead of making hasty promises to yourself, take steps to make the changes you would like to see happen, and applaud yourself for slow and steady progress, as opposed to having to grapple with the feeling of self defeat that can often come with resolutions. Trust me, slow and steady is cheaper, and will definitely provide more results than giving up all together on your goal because you slipped.

And that relationship that has not worked for the past two years, will probably not be any different in this new year. Therefore, let that go to. It is but so much trying a person can do. Becoming a better you, means having to actually analyze yourself and find out what can be added or eliminated to reach your personal plateau of happiness. Cheers to you as you climb your way up the scale of progress.

Applaud yourself daily,
Tish-Author of the popular novel Heads or Tails? Geminis Don't Choose


  1. I used to be one of the ones that would make countless attempts at resolutions only to be upset with myself after I realized for myself it was a set up for failure from the beginning. Now I try to make subtle steps to do what I need/want to do for me that won't have such a strong impact of negativity on myself if it doesn't work out.