It’s the 2nd January and how many New Year resolutions have you broken so far? One? Two? All of them? If you have, you’re probably feeling a) annoyed at yourself b) frustrated c) like you’ve let yourself down d) a sense of deja vu e) all of these.
Yes, every year we do it – set ourselves New Year Resolutions only to find we break them. It’s good to have goals and things we want to improve on/achieve etc. But if we succeeded in everything we did, we’d all be bestselling writers, slim, have time to do everything we want to etc. We have to accept we’re human and it’s okay not to get things right, to let our resolve slip, to fail etc.
It’s how we handle it that can make the difference. Yes, you’ve picked up that bar of chocolate today. No, you haven’t written those 500 words you promised you’d write today and everyday. Neither have you popped round to see your grandmother this week as you vowed to do. But that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve those things tomorrow.
Accept your failings, dust yourself off and try again tomorrow.