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New Year, Same You

Written By Hannah Risser-Sperry | Jan 5, 2022

Hello, it is the first week of January. Have you failed yet?

Our society sets New Year’s Day as some sort of fresh page; a reboot, a new leaf to turn over, a clean slate. However you think of it, it’s apparently when you can begin anew.

That is, until you fail to become a new person overnight.

Think of this as a reminder: that’s not going to happen, and that’s 100% okay.

Go ahead and have goals or resolutions or whatever it is you want to call them! Goals are good, resolving to take care of yourself is good, believing you can improve is good. But what’s not good is holding yourself to brand new standards and feeling like crap when you don’t meet them.

If you’ve got goals, break ‘em up into reasonable chunks; if I wanted to run ten miles by June, I’d start planning out how I’d run one mile, two miles, three miles and so on over the preceding months. I wouldn’t just try to run 10 miles! I’d hate that very much!

Please don’t beat yourself up if you don’t achieve every aspect of your resolution at once. Please remind yourself that you’re living through a plague! And even if you weren’t, improving ourselves is hard work that lasts a lifetime. Be kind to yourself and others, this week and all year long.

*if your goal is to find a new job or get some clarity, get in touch with us; that’s what we do!

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