new.year.feature.It’s about that time of year again. I can feel it all around. 2015 is coming to a close and people are creating their list of do’s for 2016. People are going to work out more next year! They are going to attend church every Sunday. Learn how to cook, be adventurous, put themselves out there more, find a boyfriend, find a girlfriend, have no more regrets, create memories, blah blah blah. “New year, new me.” But is it really?

Before the clock strikes midnight it’s as if there is magic in the air. Everyone’s hopes are so high and they just can’t wait for 2016 to roll itself in. Because a new year automatically means you are going to be a different person. I mean why wouldn’t it?  You have thrown your new years resolutions to the universe and you know they will be granted 12:01 a.m. on 2016.

Unfortunately, according to Forbes Magazine, only 8% of new years resolutions are actually achieved. How sad! What happens? Why do people disregard their New Year’s Resolutions so quickly? How come the gym is busier on January 1st then it is 3 weeks after? Unless of course you achieved your goal weight; then in that case please tell me your secrets. But, I don’t think that is the case. New Years Resolutions are given up too easily! I think it’s because people put a little too much magic into the New Year. It’s only a day…you aren’t going to all of a sudden have a boyfriend (unless your New Years eve kiss was a GREAT one). You are going to be the same person you were the day before. And you know what, that’s okay!

It’s good to want to strive to be a better person and I understand that the New Year is a great way to try something “different.” But, don’t put too much pressure on yourself to accomplish your New Year’s Resolution. That’s why these resolutions are quit sooo quickly; as fast as people go all in they go all out. Pace yourself! Create a reasonable New Year’s Resolution. Don’t strive to be a billionaire in 2016 when you are only a thousandaire in 2015.

The beginning of a New Year is an exciting time, but remember that a “new year” doesn’t mean you are automatically a “new you;” you’ve got to work a little bit for that!