Do you remember of your resolutions for this year ?
Me neither. I’m sure you woke up on January 1st , hungover with the vision of you in one year, completely different. « This year, things will be different ! ».
I’ll train 5 times a week
I’ll eat better
I’ll go to sleep earlier
I’ll take care of my teeth
Today, how are your daily habits ? Which resolutions you do and which you abandoned ?
If you’re like most of the population of this planet, you’ve probably given up all your resolutions. And you’ve probably tell you :
Damn, I’ve failed again
What doesn’t work with me
A new year where I haven’t kept my promises
Yeah, it’s annoying to feel that you let yourself down. Especially if you made a big statement on your blog or social networks to family and friends.
I have one thing to say : CONGRATULATIONS !
Congratulations because from my point of view, you tried one method that doesn’t work with you. As a scientist, you don’t feel offended when a hypothesis doesn’t. You analyze the data, then you choose a new hypothesis to test.
So your old hypothesis: I CHANGE ALL doesn’t work. That’s done !
Now in your process you can cross off the method: « change all my life at once ».
So next time, change a thing. For example, reduce junk food more slowly this time. I don’t care that you have failed, it happens !
We need to get you back in the game, to make you respawn like in a video game.
The faster you cross off methods that don’t work, the faster you can try something new and see if it works.
Let me show you some alternatives :
I’ll change something today and I’ll stay focused on this thing for 30 days.
Instead of starving and hate my life, I’ll focus to eat a healthy meal every day.
Instead of forcing myself to run on a treadmill that I don’t like, maybe I should try an exercise that I like.
We all struggle when we try to make new changes. We fall on our path until we find the right way to move forward.
« Remember, life isn’t a sprint, or a marathon. It’s a labyrinth » (David Bowie).
So stop to hurt yourself, stop taking it personally and especially stops using the same method each time that never works. « If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you always gotten ».
Come back in the game, press Start, respawn and rejoin us !