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New Year, New Me? I don't think so

It's that time of year again when people will tell you to make your New Years Resolutions; to set yourself a goal you will stick to for the rest of the year. Has that ever worked for you? Chances are it hasn't.

Making yearly resolutions feeds this idea that we need to wait for a specific date to make change. But who made that rule? Because it really shouldn't be one. We should be editing our lives frequently and fervently.

Instead of saying "I'm going to exercise more this year", scale it back to the now and say "I'm going to go for a walk today". Instead of saying "I'm starting a diet on Monday", say "I'm going to eat more vegetables today".

One of the great things about constantly evaluating your day is that it makes it easier to reset the next day. How often have you heard "I've stuffed up my diet, I'll start again on Monday"?, but by focusing on today it's easier to say "I'll do better tomorrow".

So stop waiting to make change. By focusing on the now you can turn that goal into action. What are you doing now that is of benefit to you and helping you become the person you want to be?

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