Don’t ditch your New Year ‘reset button’

Just Ella Bella blogger Eleanor Douglas-Meyers actually likes all the “New Year, New Me” resolutions that pop up at the start of January.

I like all the “New Year, New Me” things! There, I said it, I actually do.

Judging by my social media feed, however, I am in the minority when it comes to this, as most people seem to find resolutions really annoying and could not roll their eyes any further if they physically tried.

I like it though and here is why:

New Year is like a reset button

  • I love the feeling of possibility that comes with a new year and the “I CAN DO THIS” spirit;
  • I feel the same about Mondays, actually, as they are also yet another chance to do better;
  • There are so many new beginnings that maybe this year you’ll take the short course you’ve been looking at, or join that club or team;
  • Maybe this year you will stick to that diet or wear gym clothes for more than a fashion statement.

Healthy living seems possible

  • Gyms are once again full of people wanting to give it a go and that’s awesome;
  • I realise the real gym people (those who used dumbbells as rattles in the crib) are super-irritated by the newbies hanging out around the gym, but I think it’s cool;
  • Lunch boxes are filled with health food and water bottles are all the rage again, and that’s a start, I think.

New stationery

  • I’m grown and married with a kid, bills, the lot – but new stationery makes me really happy;
  • A new year means a new diary, some markers, maybe a dry erase board;
  • I don’t really NEED new stationery but you know what, I deserve a gel pen!

This year my resolution is to be kinder to myself – that was actually the topic of one of my previous columns (check the archives).

This year I want to give myself some down time. I’m not taking on as much as I used to, so I am scheduling a day off here and there and I even bought new running shoes (they will be used as walking shoes, let’s be honest).

There are many changes on the horizon and I’m optimistic! What are you optimistic about?

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