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Why I waited on my New Year Resolutions

From October 1st through January, life tends to be chaotic. We have a stream of Holidays that are thrown in our direction and it seems that you just can’t catch a break; you struggle to find a balance between getting through the days while still trying to enjoy what’s supposed to be “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”.If you work in any type of industry that deals with retail, sales or companies that are trying to profit during this time of year, then you may find that your schedule is crammed with longer work days/weeks and endless tasks where it may seem impossible to get anything done.I tend to work 50-75 hours a week and the Holiday Season did not make that any easier for me. I struggled to find time to shower and do laundry, let alone trying to create any elaborate plans or goals.  Don’t get me wrong, I love creating goals and mapping out plans (so I can actually make things happen), but I just could not find TIME or muster up the ENERGY to do so.Once Christmas was over I felt like I had almost completed a marathon and I could finally see the finish line ahead. All I had to do was get through the New Year and I would have completed the toughest part of the year.
Well January 1st, 2018 has come and gone, and the craziness is finally over. I am relieved to have made it out without collapsing or getting terribly sick (like all of my coworkers did). But that doesn’t mean I was ready for celebrating the New Year or trying to motivate others to create goals. Before I could move on to talking about resolutions, I took some time to pause and reflect.
Because the Holiday Season can be so draining, it is important to pay attention to yourself. Take a step back and ask yourself–how am I feeling? Is there something my body is telling me? How do I feel mentally, spiritually, emotionally?It is important that we check in with ourselves often, but especially after hectic events. When I asked myself these questions, there was one word that came to mind-DRAINED. I was mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually drained. I felt like I needed weeks to recuperate. I wasn’t sure how I would get back into the normal groove of my life, but I did know one thing-I was not ready to tackle creating a list of Resolutions and I was not even going to try.Does that mean I’m going to forget about making new plans for myself?NO.I decided that I was going to take my time to feel like my old self again. Once my body told me that I was ok or back to normal, then, and only then, would I start on creating my new resolutions.There is no time limit to set goals. You can always create new goals, work on them in the timeframe you’d like and throw away the goals that no longer add any value to your life. Don’t let other people’s expectations get in the way of you doing whatever it is you need to do. So instead of New Year Resolutions, we’ll call them 2018 Resolutions. And we’ll lay out the plans on the next blog post!  (Added bonus: I am missing out on the crowds and crowds of people at the gym. And I’m okay with that.) Stay Tuned & Stay Motivated ❤

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