It's OK to fail new year resolutions
Go easy on yourself and your own self expectations
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.
It's okay if all you did today was ✨exist✨ pic.twitter.com/24aeZ4Gov9— Leo 🌜 (@soleoado) January 12, 2021