“New Year, New You”
We’ve all heard it. Every time January comes around we’re bombarded with articles, Facebook posts, and questions from our peers about our resolutions for the new year. Some of us choose to ignore the fad entirely, refusing to use the changing of the calendar to set new goals, but most of us make the resolutions for changes we think we should make- lose weight, eat healthy, workout more, be more productive at work, etc- rather than the ones we want to make. We put little thought into why we’re making the resolution, and hardly ever ask ourselves if it is actually something we want to do. It is hard to stick to a resolution if it isn’t motivated by a specific goal, or if it isn’t personally relevant.
The new year doesn’t have to mean a new you. However, it can be a healthy time to reflect on your past year and act as a catalyst for changes, big or small, that can help you reach a goal that you feel passionate about. Health and fitness resolutions can work at any time of the year if the motivation behind the change is more than superficial.