What your New Years Resolution should be

New Years resolutions are funny. There is no other time in our lives that we let ourselves down as much as we do at 00.00am on the 1st of January. For those that do fully commit to them, well done. Sadly, the majority of us mere mortals simply do not last a month. I’m the perfect example.

Your New Years Resolution should be to not have one. Well, not that we shouldn’t have a desire to change, but to not make yourself a promise that it will start on a certain date in the future. The 21st of December is a better time to make that change you have always wanted because it is right now. If you aren’t excited and motivated enough to do it today, it is highly unlikely you will be in the future. The future consists of too much time to find excuses.

This is what I have done and it has made a big difference personally. Instead of promising myself to make the change at a later date, I try to do it here and now. This doesn’t always work for me, but if I tell myself I will go to the gym Monday next week after work, I probably won’t. Instead, I go at the earliest possible time. The same with blogging. The same with doing something I fear. I am not entirely consistent with this but it has certainly helped me to achieve things I probably wouldn’t have if I didn’t decide to bite the bullet and get on with it.

So yes, today is a much better day to make the change. If it is to lose weight or excersise more, how much of a difference can be made before the new year? If it is to learn guitar, how many chords will you be able to lock down before a great song comes out in January that you would love to play along to? There are ten days left of the year, ten days is a hell of a lot of time to gain a head start. This ferry is pretty slow that I captured before boarding earlier… But where will it be in ten days if it just kept on going?

Probably New Zealand. Progress for sure!

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      • Totally. Can’t count the number of times i felt defeated looking back at what I’ve not achieved over the past year ( multiple failed resolutions) and the new year doesn’t look like I’m going to be better at all haha..the vicious cycle of wanting to be better and then realised im shit at being better πŸ˜…

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      • Haha well I think you will eventually get bored of that feeling and will get better πŸ™‚ That is what happened to me anyway. I was tired of wanting to travel but not putting any effort into saving, so I just started to save and didn’t give up. Then I bought flights, then I made it here, then I felt better about myself and it motivated me to do other things too! Sometimes one change opens a bunch of other doors πŸ™‚

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    • Haha, do it today. If that doesn’t work, do you have a favorite album or something? When I cannot be bothered to go to the gym, I try to combine it with listening to a podcast or album that I probably would have done if I didn’t go. Combining the two stimulates me and makes it more bearable.


      • Well, what do you know. A buddy of mine has a mountain bike and today we went riding along a trail in the park!! Not quite the rider, nor bike, nor TIRES to ride on a trail that alternately was hard pack, gravel, and sand, but I did it. And my body was both energized and exhausted. But it is a START. And now early to bed!

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    • It certainly has been a habit of mine to make them and break them, waiting for that start date just doesn’t work for me. I hope you have a great New Year, thanks for your kind words!


  1. Well said. Your point is correct. Every day is a great day to try and change to become better. NY Day is just as good as any to start. But the other point is this – It’s not about being perfect. it’s about #gettingbettereveryday. People make those NYD resulotions, and when they fall off the wagon on 1/5. They just quit. Give yourself a break. You just had 4-5 days of working towards your new goal and lifestyle. So what? Get back on the horse the next day and get after it. Get better every day! Don’t let 5 bad minutes ruin your day.

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    • I like the hashtag, by getting better everyday you do start to get a big snowball rolling. I also heard that is takes like 25 days for your mind/body to become happy with the change and make the new routine easier? I not exactly sure how long. But it shows, stick with it and it will get easier in the long term. Thanks

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      • Hi Sam! Thank you so much! #getbettereveryday has become my hastag mantra. I like it because it is about taking action, and as trainer and coach, that is what I try to encourage. Take that action and improve! Yes, it does take about 3 weeks to make something a habit. Habits are easy. So when those resolutions or other things become part of our lifestyle, they become easy too!

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  2. I like the hashtag, by getting better everyday you do start to get a big snowball rolling. I also heard that is takes like 25 days for your mind/body to become happy with the change and make the new routine easier? I not exactly sure how long. But it shows, stick with it and it will get easier in the long term. Thanks!


  3. Procrastinating is such a thief of time. So can relate.
    But reaching a resolution is absolutely necessary, whether it’s done on the last day of the year, in the middle of the year or on the ist day of the year. It’s absolutely necessary. It’s just that “new year resolutions” are quite popular and trend for at least a month. Regardless pick whatever suits u.
    I wrote something quite similar, do check it out and tell me what u think!

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  4. I really love the way you explained. Very flexible, super simple and I loved reading it. I actually posted a video yesterday and before that published a post as well about my new year resolutions and now really enjoying reading others thoughts! It is nice and fun. I just wanted to share my video link if you are interested to have a visit there and I will much appreciate to know your opinion as my channel is very new and I will appreciate a constructive feedback πŸ™‚ here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVjBiHvUiOw&t=28s

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