Happy new year to you! Starting off in full cringe worthy mode and using lyrics from a song to name this post, but I’m not afraid to admit that it’s probably my favourite and I have it playing over and over and I’m not ashamed to admit that.
New year always brings people to feel good about themselves again. Like the first day of a new year is a fresh start to wipe that slate clean and start over again. Whilst I completely understand and often get sucked into the hype of it all, is it all really necessary. There were countless celebrities in full swing over new year, releasing their get fit programmes and flaunting their personally trained physiques and good angles for the fellow insta followers to feel completely shit about themselves. I see it as praying on the vulnerable and using it as a good opportunity to make money, however, I’m sure their are a few genuine ones out there that do want people to get fit in a way that they feel is good, affordable, easy or whatever marketing ploy they are going with and are not doing it for business reasons only.
I too was one of those insta followers thinking I could look like them and it made me buy some of their programmes, so it really does work! But my point is, I’ve come a long way since then. I mean, I had an eating disorder and completely destroyed my body, but since moving on from that, I’ve learned that every day is a new day. The 1st of Jan, might be used to make new goals for the year, but why not re visit those goals every week, or every month? Change them, make them better, bigger, smaller or even get rid of them completely. If you can do the latter then you really are on to something great, and that’s being completely happy with who you are right now and not needing to change anything.
Change is good, it’s healthy and it gives us opportunity and so much more but sometimes, being happy with who you are is enough. I know it’s easy for me to say, I’ve spent a lot of money and the past 2 years analysing myself so I can call myself a counsellor. I’m in a different place to you and I see that now. All these celebrities and people following their cult to be a better version of themselves, are in a different place to me. So next time you make a goal or feel like you have let yourself down already by ruining one, take a step back and think, how am I different to them and what works for me?
There is no such thing as perfect, you may be on day 1 of 365, but I’m on day 9,555 and I hope I have many more to come. Some of those days made me who I am today, why would I want to wipe that slate clean?