-“I can’t wait for this year to be over.”
-”This new year will be MY year.”
-”I’m going to start the new year with the right foot.”
These phrases aren’t just sentences that I came up with; they are, more or less, things I’ve seen people write or say
every. single. year. including myself.
I’m not going to lie, the beginning of a new year always give us the hope that we can start from scratch, that our lives will automatically transform as if Genie will grant each and every one of our wishes, that all of our problems will dissipate and we can start over, beginning the first day of our new chapter.
As lovely as these notions sound, we cannot let the idea of the start of a new year make us believe that all of our problems will vanish and we will begin from zero. If that were the case, wouldn’t we start the first day of a new year with a new job, a new home, a new car if we are starting from zero? I used to be the type of person that would anxiously await the new year with open arms, truly believing that I would be a new person and my old life would die with that year, making the first day of the year a completely blank page. I would write a list of resolutions, from starting a new, healthy lifestyle (along with 99.9% of humanity) to traveling more. A new year does not define that all of our goals or resolutions will be met, that is a choice that we have to make every day, not every year.
As you should never be afraid of trying something new because life gets boring when you stay within the limits of what you already know, a new year should not define the type of person you would like to become or the lists of goals you want to accomplish. Change your perspective on the notion of welcoming each year with open arms, instead open your arms wide open to every day. That’s when you decide if you want to start from scratch or continue the situation you are currently in. Every upcoming year is no worse or lesser than another year; each year is filled with great highs and unfortunately horrible lows because we do not control the situations that are thrown our way but we can decide the way we perceive a situation and how it will affect us. Don’t make resolutions that become a yearly task, write down small goals that can become a daily task.
Stay Colorful and let us accomplish all of our daily, not yearly, resolutions.