Its come to that time of year again where we all get into that frame of mind that we have to set ourselves a set of resolutions that we’re either going to give up after a week or completely forget that we’d even started. For some people, they can make them and stick to them every day of the year (about 2% of the population) and for the rest of us, well, we give ‘em a good go, then decide that they’re no use to us.

If I had a pound for every time I’ve heard someone say ‘new year, new me’, I’d be very, very rich. It’s a phrase that we throw around like it doesn’t mean anything, when frankly, to some people, it does mean something. The ever so famous phrase “I’ll start tomorrow” also rings a bell, the sort of sentence that you’ll say if someone invites you for a McDonalds, or your too hungover from the New Years celebrations the night before, that you can’t even lift yourself from your sofa to make it to the gym. I think a lot of people can relate to that one.

It’s very easy to wake up one morning, grab a piece of paper and a pen (or your phone, ya know it’s 2019, no one uses paper anymore) and rack your brain of the things that you never completed in 2018 (because your last years resolutions went down the drain) so that you can give yourself the same list this year and be determined to complete it. With the list consisting of pointless things such as ‘put the bins out on time’ or ‘stop picking my phone up as much’, which lets be honest, is never going to happen.

I think some people feel as though they need to join in and ‘keep up with the trend’ of making resolutions, especially when social media gets in the way, showing off everyone’s perfect life and how they’ve lost 10 stone in a week, pah yeah right. Just as an FYI, 90% of the time, it ain’t real, don’t worry. You do you, and don’t feel pressured into having to lose a certain amount of weight in a certain amount of time or go to the gym a certain amount of times a week. Go at your own pace. 

Start slow. Don't create mammoth resolutions that will completely overwhelm you, so that you've finished before you even started. That'll just make it worse, begin with small ones, then build up slowly, and you'll get where you want to be in no time, only if you stick to it (good luck).

Enjoy 2019 and I hope you get the results you want, and not say them dreaded 3 words (you know which 3 words...).

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