Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day

Ditch New Year's Resolution Day is believed to be the day when most people abandon their New Year's resolutions and acknowledge they were just unreasonable, unachievable unrealistic and depressing.

Ditch New Year's Resolution Day gives us all an excuse to forget our New Year's resolutions and celebrate our freedom from abstinence, lettuce for lunch and tough exercise routines. In the darkest coldest months of the year, life is tough enough without giving up all our little comforts so on 17 January we are set free from the harsh disciplines we have just set ourselves. And perhaps with the most recent events of moving into a national lockdown, it's even more important to enjoy what little comforts we can.

The History of Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day is as old as New Year’s Resolutions themselves. We all like to believe that the coming year is going to be different, that we won’t go back to our old bad habits, and we won’t let things continue as they are. Such a shame then that, year after year, the majority of us just don’t stick to our New Year resolutions and barely get through 2 or 3 weeks of the New Year sticking to our new found plan.

Take smaller steps toward New Year's success

Instead of empty New Year promises to yourself, realise that to make real progress for any kind of change happen, small steps are the answer.

Start looking at real lifestyle changes.

Little steps one at a time toward your goal are the way to success, aiming to lose 2lbs in January is much more sensible than 20 lbs, having a glass of wine 4 nights a week rather than every night is easier than not drinking wine at all.

The same goes for making personal progress or skills development. Understand where you want to go and identify courses or experience which will help you get there, one step at a time. Online learning is a great place to start, especially if you want to learn at your own pace.

So, on 17 January celebrate ‘Ditch the New Year Resolution Day', sit down with a glass of wine, re-evaluate your goals and look for real and meaningful reasons to change - not just because it’s a New Year.

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