It’s that time again! As people who have read this blog before will know, I’m not a huge fan of New Year resolutions. First because I’m not convinced that times like New Year or big birthdays are the best time for making changes, and secondly because the resolutions that we make at these times are often enforced in an unkind way. This exacerbates our tendency to be too hard on ourselves as well as often setting ourselves up for failure.
Here are a few more thoughts on the matter, as well as some tips if you are keen to make some resolutions, but in a kinder way.
This may not be the best time of year to make promises to ourselves
There are certain times of year, and times of life, when people often feel pressured to make promises to themselves and to change their lives in various ways. Generally these aren’t great times to do these things because of all the pressure surrounding them. At times like that we often try to force changes, rather than making them kindly. Also we often try to make lots of changes all at once. We can end up feeling a huge sense of failure if we don’t succeed because of all the pressure on the situation.
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