New year – new me.
How many times have you heard this phrase?
How many New Year’s Eves have you spent swearing to yourself that the following year will represent your fresh start and an opportunity to start doing things differently?
How many times have you promised yourself and others that you will change the moment the clock strikes midnight?
That you’ll bury the old you – the girl who kept on letting the wrong people in her life, didn’t sleep enough, kept a bad diet, led an unhealthy life, didn’t take care of herself the way she should’ve, procrastinated, and made overall lousy judgments and life decisions?
How many times have you written down your New Years’ resolutions? And how many times have you actually stuck to them?
How many times have you sworn that this is the year that you’ll finally start working out and hitting the gym, i cut all ties with your past and forget your toxic ex, or at last ditch that player who’s been leaving you and coming back in your life as he pleases?
The year that you’ll pass that exam that’s been on your shoulders for ages, take that trip you’ve been dreaming of ever since you can remember, get rid of all of your fake friends?
The year that you’ll do something about changing your shitty job and finally put yourself first? Where you’ll learn the importance of self-care and self-love?
How many new beginnings did you actually have? How many January 1sts have you eagerly awaited to make some crucial changes in your life?
It would be impossible to even count, right?
As December approaches and the end of the year is on the way, you always get your hopes up.
You firmly decide to turn over a new leaf, start working on your personal development, and get your life in order.
However, what happens? The New Year euphoria passes by you, you go back to your old habits and daily routines, and before you know it, you’ve forgotten all about your resolutions.
That’s it – until another December starts knocking on your door.
Another December where you go back to square one and drag yourself into this endless circle of empty promises that somehow always end up in disappointments.
So what makes you think that this time things will be different?
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that you don’t have what it takes to transform yourself into the woman you should become.
I’m not claiming that you don’t possess the inner strength and capacity needed to make some important decisions regarding your life and actually stick to them.
In fact, I’m just trying to open your eyes and make you realize that things won’t instantly get better just because you think you’re closing a chapter of your life the moment an old year comes to an end.
Santa won’t come with a magic wand to do your dirty job for you, as much as you’d like him to.
You’re the one who has to make these changes, without anyone’s help.
The one who has all the power in her hands and the only one who can change her life for the better.
You’re the only one responsible for your own destiny and the creator of your own happiness.
The one who has to take matters into her own hands and put an actual effort to make some differences.
So, yes, there’s a possibility for this new year of your life to be better than any of the ones before.
There’s a possibility for it to be your turning point, but you’re the one who has to make it that way.
It’s your responsibility to meet your own expectations and it’s up to you to transform your dreams into reality.
It is up to you to change your behavior patterns and realize that you can’t keep on doing the same things while hoping to get a different result.
It’s on you to push yourself to become better and improve the quality of your life.
It’s up to you to start chasing your own goals and dreams, without expecting someone else to do it for you.
It’s your responsibility not to repeat your mistakes or allow yourself to dwell on the past. It’s up to you to start living your life, instead of just planning it.
Of course, none of this can happen overnight. However, it will happen if you just decide to put all of your energy, time, and effort into it.
Besides, you don’t need to see a calendar switch to make any of these things happen. You don’t have to wait for January 1st or even next Monday to start working on these changes.
If you’re really up to it, what is the point of waiting? Why not start right now?