3 reasons why I’m boycotting New Years Resolutions

Hello World and HAPPY NEW YEAR πŸŽ‰

We’ve finally reached a brand new decade and my god am I hoping for a better year compared to 2019!

For today’s blog, the first blog of mine for 2020, I will be explaining the 3 reasons why I’m boycotting New Years Resolutions – because lets face it, they just cause far more pain and misery yet we self inflict ourselves to it every goddam year and I’ve had enough!

Reason 1: Unrealistic

The majority of people set up such unrealistic goals and aims at the start of every new year that our resolutions have already set ourselves up for failure and the only reason why we publicly admit our resolutions is for attention and nothing more. For example, giving up chocolate, giving up alcohol, cigarettes, losing multiple stones in weight. The only way to actually succeed in our goals is to set up bitesize targets that you can realistically reach – with chocolate in particular, don’t give up chocolate when you bloody well known you still have multiple packs and bars and boxes filled with chocolate, are you a glutton for punishment or something?

REASON 2: DIET CULTURE

Something I genuinely hate is the diet culture that is spear headed straight after Christmas into the New Year, just the other day I was watching a tv show on Channel 4 and every single advert was about losing weight and exercise and even plastic surgery. Like why? It is estimated that over 1.25 million people across the UK have a type of eating disorder and that figure is rapidly on the rise – I’m one of those people who have an eating disorder and I’ll be honest having television advert campaigns, posters and radio commentary all focused on losing weight makes me lose my shit and instead of being able to focus on trying to eat 3 meals a day my mind goes FUCK NO and my eating habits are full on fucked.

REASON 3: SELF CARE

How can you proclaim to love and respect yourself if you are full on determined to negatively change yourself? I’ve learned the goddam hard way that I need to love myself and to be happy with who I am, if you are constantly changing yourself do you really love yourself? Self care is so important and it is slowly helping to reinvigorate my mind and love for myself after years of self hatred. So instead of changing myself in 2020, I’m going to continue to love myself and do things for me because my Mental Health is the most important thing.

What are your opinions on New Years Resolutions? Leave a comment below ❀

Until next time,

Peace and Love ❀

10 comments

  1. I couldn’t agree with you more! I almost posted a blog post today about how I’m NOT setting New Year’s Resolutions! My thoughts is that every moment of every day, no matter the date is the time to ‘resolve’ to change or accept whatever it is you need to change/accept. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Yup, I agree. The media is making a killing out of the whole new year’s resolution thing. I do occasionally struggle with eating so I know how you feel. Just do you and ignore the noise. You got this!

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  3. These are all excellent points. I’ve set some resolutions/goals for this year but I’ve focused on building on what I already do, as going straight in to a resolution at full speed with no preparation is bound to end in failure.

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  4. I agree with you. I don’t make goals for myself. I do set things I hope to do. Like last summer I wanted to explore the city where I moved to last winter. I didn’t do that. Maybe I will this summer.

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  5. I have intentionally made NO new years’ resolutions – but am still looking at my vision board and goals and working out what that means in terms of my action plan for the first quarter. These are much more intentional and long term than resolutions! And a deep, gut motivation behind them – to “get things done”.

    I love avoiding “should” at all cost!

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  6. Couldn’t agree more. New Year is just another day, we set ourselves up for failure and self hatred when we set resolutions. I’m avoiding them too

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  7. This time of year is the worst if youvd an eating disorder. Making changes for the better is good, but capitalism and diet culture ruined New Years

    Ash | thisdreamsalive.com

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  8. I do agree that resolutions can negatively impact our well-being. I’ve set myself two challenges this year, rather than loads of resolutions, because I know it will be hard work, and there’s no shame in not completing a challenge!

    Wishing you the best for the year x

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  9. Great post! I feel like New Years makes people feel like they HAVE to make resolutions. If it’s a forced thing, it’s not going to work.

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