Welcoming a New You….
“New year, new me!” This is what we and billions of others around the world say at the start of the year. Yet we all know that only a tiny fraction of those really follow through with their promises. We start off the year brimming with hopes, plans, and motivation only for us to realize later on that we’ve failed along the way.
So what’s keeping us stuck? What’s keeping us inside this tiny loop of failure to change?
Failure to change or overcome past vices can come in many forms. It may be something simple as :
Eating too much sugar
Nonstop scrolling through social media
Not resting enough
Engaging in self-destructive behaviours
Drinking too much alcohol
Not moving your body enough
Unhealthy relationships, drama
We already know deep inside us perhaps ever since we were kids that these things are bad for us and our bodies. Yet, why do we still keep doing it?
Why do we do these things? Why can’t we change?
Well, as diverse as people are in this world there are also many different reasons why we can’t abandon such destructive habits.
We hold on to the past.
We hold on to our negative thoughts
We hold on to our wounds
We hold on to our beliefs
We hold on to our pain
We hold on to our failures
We hold on to our emotions
We hold on to our shame
We hold on to our stories
Because most of the time it’s emotional pain so we may have brushed it off in the past not knowing the effects that it will have on us later on, and in time, these reasons and these unhealthy and destructive coping mechanisms have already taken hold of us and our minds.
So much so that in some cases, people believe these unhealthy coping mechanisms to be their truth, their salvation. For some, it has become a norm something that isn’t entirely negative at all. This is why when they are faced with positive change, they simply see it as something unfamiliar, something uncomfortable, and something foreign.
This makes it even harder for us to change when we are in this mindset.
Hence, this is why we need to rethink how we process our thoughts and how we view ourselves every day. We need to see ourselves better and see our true selves in a better light. When we improve the quality of our thoughts, we also improve the quality of our being and the quality of our actions.
Once we are aware of this, we can start shedding the past version of ourselves aways and start welcoming the new and improved versions of ourselves. It certainly isn’t easy, but with enough dedication, time, grit, and practice, we can create an improved state of well-being. A new being!
READY for a massive upgrade? This is such a great time of year to reflect on what you are ready to let go of.
Out with the old + in with the new!
Here we come 2022