It’s that time of year…
The middle of February.
Which means that, if you’re like most people, your New Year’s resolutions are fading out of sight in the rearview mirror as you go back to life as usual.
We’ve all experienced this at one time or another.
You start a new habit like going to the gym, eating healthy, or writing 200 words per day. And then, something happens.
You slip. You miss a day, maybe two. You start to lose faith.
And then that little voice in your head starts talking:
“I failed again. I’m never gonna be able to do this.”
Maybe you even give up on the thing you know you should be doing.
Whenever this happens, just ask yourself:
How can I begin again?
That simple question can unlock many new paths, for example…
You can begin again with a simpler habit (try 1 minute of meditation instead of 10).
You can begin again by letting go of self-judgment (forgive yourself and just start writing again).
You can begin again by reminding yourself why you set this goal in the first place. Write a list of why this habit or goal matters and post it on the wall.
You can begin again by taking a lesson from your first attempt and applying it to your next attempt (going forward, I’ll have a friend meet me at the gym so we can keep each other accountable).
Don’t wait for another new year.
Every day you get the opportunity to begin again.