Happy new year!
It’s finally 2018, and even though the year has just started, very many people have already abandoned their resolutions. The whole “new year, new me” mindset seems to get blown out the window by the end of the first week of January.
If you’ve spent your whole life not exercising, it’s unrealistic to expect that it’ll be easy for you to jump straight into the fitness game. Resolutions take work and dedication and people seem to forget that.
For a resolution to work, you have to really, really want it to work. Maybe your resolution this year is to get a 4.0 GPA. Your GPA is not going to skyrocket just because you’ve voiced your intention to raise it. Your GPA will improve when you make a conscious effort to spend time studying, and even then it will not happen overnight. It will take hours of continuous effort throughout the school year.
Another thing is that people have the impression that the new year is the only time for you to make a major life change, which simply isn’t true. If you’re desperate to change your circumstances there’s no reason for you to wait until the new year. Waiting is just an excuse to procrastinate.
If you’ve been working on your resolution for a while and it seems like nothing is happening, like you’re not getting anywhere, that doesn’t mean you should give up. On the contrary, it means you should work even harder. Nothing happens without effort and nobody gets anywhere by giving up.
I hope you all manage to achieve whatever resolutions you’ve set for the new year, or decide to set later on. And if you don’t, I hope you find the strength to try again.