Another week in the books with 17 days until a another year in the books! Where did the year go? It seems like it was yesterday enjoying summer nights, walks along the beach and the perfectly made sangrias. Now, here we are trying to manifest the next years goals and dreams.
We always look to the new year to start habits that won’t last to the end of January or vice versa. There’s gusto in the beginning, and as soon as we sense that it is getting hard. POOF! We’re done!
What happens to the motivation? Is it the cold weather or the fact that the results we desired did not happen as quickly as we like?
This is a real motivation killer for most of us as instant gratification is part of who we are. We sometimes forget that it takes 21 days to create/break a habit and 40 days for it to stick (give or take a few days, depending on ones personality).
Why don’t we enjoy the process and changes that are taking place. Such as, how you feel, walk or talk.
Its great that we have goals. I think everyone should. Its a benchmark for the changes we are trying to make and the things we are trying to attain. But, the reason we often get discourage along the way, is things get hard and we begin to think maybe this isn’t the road I should be taking. Well, if that thought did come in, I probably would stop too.
Instead, why don’t we go into the new year or bad habits to break with the mindset; this is going to be hard, this is going to suck; but I do kind of want it, So, I guess its worth it.
We obsess to much about the small things. About the things we haven’t done or things we have to do, instead of focusing on what is best for us.
This New Year, let that sh!t go! And, Just Do It!