Here we are on the first Monday of 2017 and I’m sure that as a coach and as a writer, I *should* be telling you about how to make good resolutions and how to stick with them to be your best self.
Turns out, to no one’s surprise, I don’t take very well to being bossed around, not even by myself.
Soooo, I’m not doing any shoulds in this post.
What I’m doing is reminding you that while the change in date is full of meaning and promise to some, it doesn’t have to mean a thing to you. Not one thing.
If you feel like changing how you operate in your own life would make you happier, if you think that editing your internal stories would feel good, then you can do those things any time you please.
Sure, having a specific date and time to start is great – if that works for you – but it isn’t necessary. You can pick any arbitrary time, on any given day and start shaping your story so it serves you better.
You don’t have to accept anyone else’s notion of what makes a good time to start.
There is zero inherent meaning in that switch from 2016 to 2017. You get to decide what’s important to you.
If you would like to embrace the symbolism of a new year and let go of 2016 in one fell swoop? Go right ahead.
If you think that January 25 makes a much better start date for new things? Carry on.
If you think this whole notion of change is a load of crap? Feel free to make a cup of tea and read a few more pages in your book.
And if anyone gives you trouble about not accepting what they have decided these days mean? Send them to me for a talking-to.