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It's OK to fail new year resolutions

Go easy on yourself and your own self expectations

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We do this to ourselves every year. There's something about starting a new year when we tell ourselves we are going to learn a new thing.

For me I:

  • ...want to paint daily.
  • ...want to draw more.
  • ...want to read more.
  • ...want to exercise more.
  • ...want to eat more healthily.
  • ...want to write and share my thoughts on my blog.
  • ...want to continue levelling up my design skills.
  • ...want to start a side project which means I can code more.

But we are in the middle of a pandemic.

It's hard going being stuck at home, living and working in a small space, not going out. It's hard on one's mental health.

If you want to just sit and watch Netflix and eat a whole bar of chocolate that's OK. Just because you take a break from things, that's OK.

You can always pause, and try your good intentions another day, when you are more motivated.

When I don't feel like doing anything, sometimes I just write my thoughts and ideas, good and bad in a journal ready for another day. It stops me dwelling on them, and gives me a place to pick them up again from.

Stop giving yourself a hard time. Sometimes it's ok just to exist.

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