First post of 2020!!
So ya it’s a new year, and i’m excited!
A new year comes with new things, which is exciting but I also have to confess that I have some issues with new years. The thing is, the expectations are just SO HIGH!! And don’t get me wrong new years is fun and all, but think about all the pressure we put on ourselves to party hard on NYE, to have kick ass resolutions, to let go, start fresh, and so much more. Like “new year, new me” is so toxic it should be banned from our vocabulary. We’re literally pushing ourselves to magically become new versions of ourselves after a super hyped up countdown... it’s wild. I also know I’m overly sensitive about this because when it comes to days with expectations as high is these, my anxiety skyrockets, and I know everyone is different but I’m sure more often than not, people feel a ton of pressure leading up to NYE.
I know it probably sounds like I hate the day but I actually look forward to it! I know...it’s backwards. But hear me out, new years can be positive if we change our approach.
I think it’s just really important to remember that just because it’s a new year, it doesn’t mean everything changes... you do you!
Never feel obligated to put on a sparkly dress, get drunk, and kiss someone random after the countdown JUST because it’s a new year.
Don’t think that in the morning you have to drink a green juice, go for a run, and listen to a podcast unless you genuinely want to!
Don’t make “resolutions” you know you won’t stick to just to let yourself down and feel shitty. It’s really all a social construct!
Personally I don’t make “new years resolutions” because I don’t believe in doing something differently just because it’s January 1st. I always strive to be and want to be a better version of myself no matter what day it is. I constantly hold myself accountable and therefore I believe I evolve daily, not just starting on January 1st.
Instead of resolutions I like to use a cluster of words to embody while leading myself into the new year. I believe it is more important to grow all around as a person in the new year rather than forcing myself to give up cookies or something random like that (no thanks, I’ll keep my cookies).
So for 2020 I chose the words: gratitude, discover, and intention.
My next post will be all about my 2019 words and how I applied them and learned through them, and how I plan to do the same this year, with my new words! So stay tuned :)
Thanks for reading,
I'm Maddi and Im a full time student (studying Child and Youth Work), Here I have my blog and my shop, I hope you enjoy!