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The January Blues & New Years Resolutions

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January feels as if it lasts an absurd length of time, doesn’t it? And I’m going to ask, how many of your New Years Resolutions that you’ve set have gone out of the window already? A few of mine have, for sure.
This type of setback would usually derail any positive momentum and send me into a depressive spiral.

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing ways to pick yourself up during these times, and how to move forward in an effective manner.


Everyone Makes Mistakes

Accepting that you’re only human and that we all make mistakes is important. Even the most successful people you see in the world have messed up, once or twice.
You set a goal and made a mistake early on? Use this to propel you forward. Why was this goal hard to maintain? Where did you slip up? What can you do next?
You only fail if you don’t learn from your mistakes.


A lot of New Years resolutions tend to be more complicated than they need to be. One I’d often slip up with was setting the intention to lose weight. I’d come up with a convoluted diet and exercise plan. It’d work for a day or two, but became overwhelming quickly.

Take stock of what intentions you have set for yourself, if you can’t see yourself reaching them, break them down into smaller pieces.

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Time Isn’t Your Enemy

You can set goals at any point in the year; it isn’t something you need to set specifically for the start of a new year. I know that seeing time continuously move forward can be daunting, but work with it, not against it.

Let time ground you, if something you’ve planned on doing isn’t coming to fruition as quickly as you’d like, you more than likely need to give it more time. Be realistic, Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it burned in one.

Also, we might have the same 24 hours as Beyonce, but we spend those very differntly, move at your own pace; you’ll get there.

Make Sure Your Goals Are Your Own

All too often, we’ll let society’s definition of success define what we see as overall success. Take some time to think through it. You might be surprised by what you want to work on.

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I'm Stacey and I'm 30 years old. I write about life, mental health, video games & everything in between!

2 thoughts on “The January Blues & New Years Resolutions

  1. I’ve set myself some smaller goals for this year. To play and finish more (Lego) games, to finally lose the last few kilo’s and maybe start gaining some muscles and to just have fun!
    I know I can set this goals any time and I can adapt them if needed. So far, I’ve been on a good track so hopefully this year, I’ll be able to reach my goals. 😊

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    1. I set far too many last year. Most of my goals for this year are to take my mental health, and physical health seriously. 🙂


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