It’s almost 2017 and I can’t wait to ring in the New Year! 2016 has kicked my butt a little too much. As tradition states (I’m not sure how this tradition even got started) I went to write down my New Year’s Resolutions. In years past I was definitely going to go to the gym more, or eat healthier, stop buying too much clothing. The list goes on and on! But, this year I wanted to focus on something a bit more tangible but none-the-less important: Breaking Up with Bad Habits. To me, moving forward with a new you in a new year has a lot to do with reflection on the past and changing the little, or big, things I may not like.
To get some help figuring out the best way to break up with those little bad habits we all have I decided to turn to some kick a** ladies across several industries to get their expertise. Here’s what they had to say!
Stylist at Dellaria Salon
“And so we meet again. A new year approaching and for a lot of us, any or all the pressure to make a change. The world needs a new year; but the change we wish to see will start with who we see staring back in the mirror.
“Let’s take, for example, wanting to break the habit of overindulging on sweets: when faced with temptation compare how you would feel if you resist the sweets versus how you would feel if you caved in. Sure, in the short term there is happiness having just enjoyed the sweets, but long term you may feel guilt. Now compare this feeling to how you would feel just having a little or none at all. Perhaps you will feel satisfied and proud for using self control, and your body will feel healthier without the sugar rush.
Letting go of bad habits cold turkey is not for everyone as habits take a while to form and therefore can take time to let go of. Don’t think in black and white / all or nothing extremes
Hope you all have a wonderful New Year and gained some inspiration from these amazing ladies like I did.