Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

To stay balanced, I’m taking some time off for the rest of the year but I wanted to send you into 2023 with a piece of advice that is completely different from most of what you hear this time of the year (and a link to last week’s blog post). 

Most people spend this week and next thinking about how they can better themselves. You might already be contemplating what New Year’s resolutions to set. But what if the dead of winter is NOT the time of year for growing and improving yourself?

Nature is the best example humans have of how to live in balance. Almost all of nature spends this time of year hibernating. It’s easy to forget that you are a part of nature, too. Winter is a season of rest, reflection, and relaxation. It is not the time to plant new seeds or expect yourself to grow.

Perhaps, this year, just let yourself be instead of revamping your vision board and setting New Year’s resolutions. Reflect on what changes you want to make when spring comes, but don’t expect yourself to act on them just yet.

Take a hint from nature and hibernate. Let the stillness guide you to what you need to sow when spring comes. Take advantage of this season of rest so you’re ready when the season of growth begins.

I wish you a joyful and peaceful rest of 2022! I’ll be back with more on how to find and keep your emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical balance in the first week of 2023.

Winter is not the time for setting and keeping New Year’s resolutions. Save that for spring.

Until Then,

P.S. – One way to focus on self-reflection this winter is Finding Balance: A 90-Day PDF Journal Program. For about the same price as a large peppermint latte, you’ll find your balance by spring, and then you should set those New Year’s resolutions. Click here to get your copy!

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