New Year, SAME You – why I don’t dig this whole ‘New Year, New Me’ BS

Excuse me if I offend you but do you honestly believe in this whole ‘New Year, New Me’ BS?

It’s December 31st 2018 and you’re milling about the same way you have done every other day of the year, and then BAM, it’s suddenly January 4th 2019 and you’ve remastered the art of being YOU!?

Mastering being YOU takes a lifetime of dedication, hard work, self love and introspect.

You don’t just wake up one day and decide that you’ve figured yourself out and you’re now this whole new enlightened being, gracing the planet with your presence.

If you ask me, I think the whole cliché of ‘New Year, New Me’, is one of the many reasons why as a society we’re so unhappy with our lives. It’s the reason we think of ourselves as failures, no one is there saying that we’ve failed except for ourselves. We set unrealistically high expectations, we are relentless, and mean, needless to say, we’re unable to live up to these expectations and we end up feeling like complete and utter failures.

For what though? Who are we trying to prove ourselves to?

What’s wrong with just doing you?

Work on yourself each and everyday and realise that each moment that we have, we have to work on ourselves. We don’t have to set obscene goals, we just take small baby steps, and later we can look back and see how far we’ve come. Not for anyone else, but just for ourselves.

At the end of the day, the reason we are on this planet is to learn about our inner being, it’s to work on the art of mastering ourselves and attempting to understand this vast universe. We wouldn’t be here if we were perfect, but we also wouldn’t be here if we didn’t think that this is exactly where we need to be.

Each and everyone of us came to this world with a purpose, frankly, I’m not 100% sure what my purpose is, and you may not be sure either, but that’s okay. By working on ourselves we’re already on our way.

Before realising these things, I would have set some sort of typical New Years Resolution like, “this year I am going to be happier.” Instead, this is something that I work on each day, I start my day by giving thanks for all the goodness in this life, and a simple “I am happy, I am healthy and I am safe,” my intention for the day, not for the entire year, because with each day comes new challenges. Sometimes my intention changes, sometimes I simply give thanks, but either way, I am working on me, for me, without setting unrealistic expectations.

If you vibe this, I would totally encourage you to try it! Set yourself daily intentions to work on yourself rather than attempting to change your whole being by setting yourself up for failure with some ridiculous goal/s.

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