When you make a resolution to make no resolutions…
Aaaahh, the first week in January. Bombarded with resolutions to “eat better” and “loose about 5 stone” or even miraculously change your entire life for a somewhat better one. We all do it. The gym is always heaving in January, not so bad in February and empty again by March. Every single year I ask my husband “so what do you want to do this year, any resolutions?” But the answer is always the same from him. “I don’t do resolutions, I simply get up and do stuff.” Of course, this is a great approach but sometimes it is also nice to know if there is anything that he wants to do so I can plan things in!
This January, we had the same conversation. But this time, I also made no resolutions. Something I did mention was that I really want to pass my theory test and practical driving test and finally learn to drive. Having had driving lessons since November 2017, this is a completely achievable goal so does it really class as a resolution?
Def; “A promise to yourself to do or to not do something.”
Broken down, a resolution is simply a promise to do or not to do something that you make to yourself. If this is so unassuming and modest – why do we make such a big deal about them each year? We can make these kinds of “promises” to ourselves pretty much any minute of any day of any month of any year, not just the start of a new one.
According to a recent ComRes poll – the most common New Year’s Resolutions include:
- Exercise more (38 per cent)
- Lose weight (33 per cent)
- Eat more healthily (32 per cent)
- Take a more active approach to health (15 per cent) =
- Learn new skill or hobby (15 per cent) =
- Spend more time on personal wellbeing (12 per cent) =
- Spend more time with family and friends (12 per cent) =
- Drink less alcohol (12 per cent) =
- Stop smoking (9 per cent)
- Other (1 per cent)
With the above in mind, it is easy to see why the fitness industry has a boom at the beginning of the year.
Who you are can change multiple times over your lifetime. Grief can change you, love can make you and situations can break you. Whenever you are feeling like you are lost, remember that there is nobody else quite like you. Perhaps similar, but only one of you and you can be anything you want to be. There are no limits, only in your imagination. Once you begin to just be yourself and not worry about what anyone else thinks, you truly have security. Take some time to discover the things that you like, what makes you laugh, cry and get excited. What are you passionate about? Do those things.
Be fiercely passionate about being yourself.
I read an article about social media just before Christmas and it was explaining about Instagram. It said simply, your followers will either follow you because they like you or follow you because they hate you and want to say something about it. Either way, be fiercely passionate about what you post, ensure it is a true reflection of yourself. This way, your followers will either genuinely love your content or genuinely hate it. This is so true.
Starting as I mean to go on, since the beginning January I have been a bit more fiercely myself on Instagram. In the past, I have been a little concerned about being brutally honest and left wondering if people will not agree with what I think so I have held it back a bit. AND WHAT FOR??? Who knows?! Quite ridiculous actually when I write it out like that.
So from now on, it is just me. Posting about music, singing here and there, posting about fashion and what actually happens in my little life. I am fiercely passionate about being myself. Take of that as you will.
Sharing photos from a collaboration I did in 2017 with Collectif. After getting the flu, my sister getting wed and Christmas happenings, they didn’t get posted until now! Enjoy!
Blue fluffy crop top – Primark
With many thanks to Collectif for gifting. Photos (c) – C.Williams
Linking up & statistics taken from the Telegraph – click here for original post.