Around this time of year, you’ll find all sorts of articles, posts and blogs about how you need to make January 1 the first day of the rest of your life. Humph!
On last week’s episode
In years past I’ve tried making resolutions to start January 1. Well, you know what happened? New Year’s Eve happened and I was hungover, bloated and tired from celebrating the previous year. And, that’s ok (remember: accept, then move on).
What didn’t feel so great was my January 1 start date turning into January 2nd, then 3rd, and then feeling like I needed to start on a Monday. But then on Monday I was busy at work and then damn it, I needed to wait until the following week. I mean, come on!
By March I was filled with guilt and shame that I hadn’t stuck with any of my New Years Resolutions. So, this year I’m not making a resolution.
Instead, I’m continuing to focus on figuring out who I am, what I value, and what I like to do. Oh, and then, I’m going to do more. of. those. things.
About halfway through the year I listened to The School of Greatness podcast with guest Sally Hogshead. She talks a lot about being fascinating and to be fascinating, she says
Be more you.
Strengthen your strengths and don’t worry about your weaknesses.
That’s all we can ever really do, right?
So, if there’s any guidance I can give for 2016 it’s to figure out what you value and what you like to do. Then, do more of those things.
I realize that sentence is loaded with everything from simplicity to excitement, to anxiety and complexity. Use it however you need to and let 2016 start with you knowing that you don’t have to change to be the best version of yourself. You’re already you, so be more you.