Monday, January 2, 2012

Just because it's a new year doesn't mean it's magically better.

Happy 2012!

So  it's the 2nd day of 2012 and how many of you have already failed at your resolution or are convincing yourself it should start tomorrow? And if not then the day after? Hell, you really do have all year.

I'm not sure exactly why it is that we think at the start of every new year that suddenly this year will be different.  We will get to the gym,  we will eat right, we will we will have less drama in our lives, we will get a better job, we will become rich, etc.   It's as if at exactly the time of the ball drop, our fairy godmother's came down and blessed us all with magical powers to do the same thing that we wished for last year, and the year before, and the year before that one, and so on and so on. 

Here's a little hint.  Don't make your resolution something that will never happen if you aren't willing to put a little effort into it.  In fact if you really want your resolution to stick and you already know you have absolutely no motivation, well then downsize it.  Instead of saying you want to go to the gym at least 5 times a week,  say you want to go at least once.  Once is still a start and WAY more realistic then 5.  You will feel good on the weeks you go more then once, and not have to get all depressed that you didn't go 5 so you stop going because in your head you already blew it.  Same thing with basically anything.  Small steps are much easier to climb then large ones.  And once you've climbed a few small steps, you will be filled with all sorts of encouragement, I promise. Want to remove a few fake people from your life, start with just one.  If it's just one person causing drama,  slowly remove your interaction with them.  Want a new job? Take some time to figure out what makes you happy and then just put yourself out there.  Want to be rich? Don't we all?!

Now, I know there are a few of you out there that will say things like "I just want 2012 to be a better year then 2011".  Well, same thing.  That's totally up to you.  See, bad things happen.  To everyone.  That is life. You are born, good things happen, bad things happen, you die.  If bad things never happened you wouldn't know what it's like to enjoy the good things out there.  You wouldn't appreciate anything.  So yes there are things that happen in life that are out of our control, but, you can 100% control the way you react to them.  And that reaction is what either brings our own good things or bad things upon ourselves.  Don't go asking for more sadness or hurt.  We all need to make smart choices in the way we react to things. 

YOU need to make it happen, not a magical day.

Oh, and by the way, me personally this is my resolution: To be happy! - Made possible by the small things =)

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