I don’t think I like New Years as a holiday anymore. There’s too much build up and pressure that it just guarantees a let down. New Years Eve is fun, but highly overrated. You go to so much trouble to put together some epic way of ending one year and beginning another, when most people just wind up with a hangover and disappointment.
I had a fun New Years Eve this year, very fun to be correct, but it was still just a day. And on this day, like most days before it, I thought about all the things I was going to do differently once the clock struck midnight. I was going to wake up and do yoga and meditate (even though most days I already do one or both of those things), and I was going to eat better and drink less (even though I already eat pretty well and I already cut back on drinking). So January 1st started with yoga, good food choices, and a positive outlook on the next year. But January 2nd was different.
On January 2nd I woke up with a horrendous migraine that basically disabled me from doing anything but lay around and think. And what I thought about was this strange concept that surrounds New Years.
Nothing changed when 2017 ended and 2018 began. I mean, I was one day closer to turning 30, but that happens every day. It was just another day. I mean, I did celebrate this new day watching the most insanely awesome firework show I’ve ever seen. So I guess that was different, but otherwise everything else was pretty status quo on January 1st.
We often think that a new year means we have to change. But what if things were pretty good in the old year? Can’t we just keep rolling on and change accordingly? If I want to go on a diet, I will. I mean, I won’t because diets are stupid and I love eating, but if I do decide to eat better/less then I’ll do it whenever I feel like it. It could be in January or March or even August, it really doesn’t matter when.
The point is, if you want to make a change then just do it. Don’t wait for a specific day of the year or some sign from the universe to do something. And don’t think that just because it is a special day or you received some sign from the universe that you have to make a change at all. Maybe you’re just crushing life and should keep it up. Either way, don’t think you owe anything to 2018 and need to immediately quit all your bad habits. Maybe some of your bad habits make you who you are, and they’re not so bad at all. Unless you’re smoking crack or something, that’s definitely bad and you cut that out immediately. Otherwise, 2018 can chill out to wait and see what type of person you are, or aren’t.
Happy New Years, friends. May 2018 be less of a clusterf*ck than 2017.