why i’m not making resolutions this year

It’s been about a week since the New Year and, to be honest, would we even know any different? As far as I’m concerned, it’s just like any other day of the year, except for I add 2017 instead of 2016.

I loath the idea of a New Year – especially the ‘new year, new me’ rubbish that is littered across my social media, telling me I have to change because it’s gone from 31st December to the 1st January. Want to change? You can do it any day of the year, love, you don’t need a commercialised holiday to give you permission.

Anyway, I feel a small rant happening and no one wants that.

Essentially, I never set resolutions. 99% of the time they’re unrealistic and expecting failure. It’s nobodies fault, just what happens to most of us out there. If you’re one of the few that make and managed to stick to your resolutions then I bow down to you, you are a better human being than me.

That being said, I did want to give myself some form of ‘goal’ as it were. As far as I’m concerned, 2016 was pretty good and I wouldn’t want to take a step (or 1000) backwards so, instead, I created my 2017 ‘fuck budget’, as well as writing about what blogging is (hopefully) going to look like for me in 2017.

By doing this, I’m taking the pressure off myself to live up to a resolution I know I’ll never meet the unrealistic pressures I put on myself and, to be honest, I’m not prepared to make myself feel guilty or crap because I missed one day out of my ‘exercise *** days a week’ plan.

There is enough stress, pressure and unrealistic expectations put on us by everyone else, without adding pressure on ourselves. If resolutions work for you, great – I’m really happy for you! If not, that’s okay too. Stop putting pressure on yourself, live every day as it comes and, most importantly, live life for you. 

 

p.s. This is a candid photo if ever you have seen one. I wasn’t actually posing or laughing at anything. My nose wouldn’t stop running and I was shouting at my bestie to stop taking photos. Turns out, runny noses are good for you after all.

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  • I’ve seen a few bloggers sharing their ‘fuck budgets’ and I’m so inspired to do my own. It’s a really refreshing approach and way better than resolutions (I hate that word even though I use it!).

    Jodie x
    alajode.com

    • I loved making it, as I felt it was a new (and much better way) or creating goals and resolutions for the year! You should totally do it and then send it my way when you have!! x

  • Rachel tryingforsighs

    I totally agree. Great advice to not put pressure on yourself. That’s my plan this year. Have a good week 🙂

  • Hell yes to this post! I’ve always failed in the past when I’ve tried to pressurise myself into completing goals; I’m much happier just being me and challenging myself along the way. Here’s to being ourselves in 2017! X

    http://www.earendilly.com

    • Here, here! *Clinks glasses together!*

  • Love this! I love the concept of fuck budgets as well haha, feeling less guilty and shitty about things we can’t control is important I feel.

    eleanor
    elleanorwears.com

    • DEFINITELY. Once I started to feel less guilty, my road to recovery was SO much easier!

  • Haha, love the backstory of these photos! Also, this post is amazing and I support your idea of not having the goals or resolutions. It’s perfectly okay! I am not the fan of that ‘new year, new me’ thing. I think that it is downright ridiculous, you certainly don’t need to wait for a new year to change something about yourself. Also, I am familiar with the feeling of disappointment but I still like to set some goals for myself, it keeps me motivated and inspired in a way 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • P R E A C H it gurl. Couldn’t have said it better myself. Why are we waiting for Jan 1st to start over again!? You do you and start whenever you want <3
      I read your goals and loved them! Glad they keep you motivated and inspired! x