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Stop It! Six Things Not to Promise Yourself in the New Year

We give ourselves vows; we swear things will be better or different. Not to eat after six and drink two liters of water every day etc.

However, after a couple of weeks, the motivation passes; and in the end only disappointment and anger.  For example, in the case of diets, you only end up with a weight gain.  Many people will then do the opposite or break these promises altogether.

Lose weight

This is classic. We are urged to lose weight after the holidays, and before the summer months.

In general, we must either diet for a long time or admit that it does not work. And when the swing “two kilos minus” – “three kilos plus” become the main occupation and the focus of emotions, nothing good comes out of it.

Master time management

Well, we must finally somehow put the regime in order:  do a couple of yoga asanas in the morning, do not be late for work – in general, correctly allocate time.

The idea itself is good but not very idealistic. If you are by nature an organized person, then this all turns out by itself. If not, then the lists, timers, and rules are so depressing that they don’t want to follow them just on principle alone.

And psychologists say: the problem is not that we plan badly for the day, but because we are busy with most of the cases, we are delaying it to the last. So much more effective to change priorities, or at least motivation. Well, for example, go to bed on time, not because it is necessary, but in the morning to have time to get ready to cook Eggs Benedict for breakfast.

Learn something new

Well, for example, Spanish. Or French. Or master salsa. Or maybe the preparation of the perfect macaroon on cooking courses? And the pottery, they say, is also relaxing.

There are so many interesting, fashionable, developing, useful things around, and we are sitting here like fools and watching TV shows. Disorder! Urgently, urgently sign up for courses of something!

“Something” – these are the keywords that prevent you from turning into cooks or dancers. If there is no request and need, or interest, the very motivation – will remain just plans. And it’s more honest to immediately give up on them and do what is really interesting or pleasant.

Do not hang on social networks

Well, we all know how it happens – in the morning an hour on Instagram plus twenty-five correspondence in messengers, in the evening – reading comments on the post of a famous blogger etc. And it would be okay. But no – the one whom you will hate with wasting this time is yourself.

Nothing useful comes of it; of course not. But the promise does not fix the situation either since it’s not the symptoms but the reason for the virtual life. There may be several of them, the most obvious ones are discontent with your real life, or fatigue when you have enough strength for something else. When the problem is solved, interest in social networks will weaken by itself.

Start saving and save for something substantial

There is such a well-known effect “latte”: its author clearly shows that by refusing to take away coffee and properly investing this amount in ten years, we will save half a million. I wonder why all those who drink tea exclusively and at home are still not millionaires?

In general, the rejection of pleasant luxuries lead to the fact that we, with a cry of “what the hell, live once!” buy many unnecessary items on credit and there went some or most of our savings.

End toxic relationships

The idea itself could be detrimental to your health. But for some reason, you are either afraid to do it or just lack the will power.

Therefore, to break this relationship, you may need to go to a specialist and figure out what you are holding on to. Otherwise, this same desire will head the list of your resolution next year.