I know I cant be alone in thinking that there is something about January which really does feel like a new start or at least a refresher on the previous year. January definitely has something ‘new leafy’ about it, like its full of possibilities.
As we step into a new year I really do try to leave the ills of the past behind and enter January baggage-less and positive.
As it goes (for the most part) I am doing pretty well this year, I know we are only 21 days in but I’m trying I guess.
In saying that I also know that I cant be alone in feeling a little bit blue this month, now I don’t mean this in the traditional financial way, or the equally traditional ‘January Blues’ sense either. This is a very specific feeling.
I am not sure if this comes from myself or from all the ‘New Year New me’ posts but I feel a tonne of pressure this January, well I feel quite a bit of pressure on a normal day (live radio) but the start of this year has made it just that little bit more concentrated. The pressure to get things right and the pressure to make this year MY YEAR!!! I have had to log out of the internet quite a few times so that I am not too overwhelmed.
I can be the only one? Please tell me I am not the only one *crying cat face*
Let me tell you cheeky story to try and explain the feeling: You eat all of the food over Christmas (by you I mean me) without any care given. A lot of us (by us I, again mean me) don’t even venture outside of our houses unless it is to get another bottle of red from the local offie. So why are we (by we I mean me, Yinka) so surprised that the January health and fitness kick is SO daunting and SO difficult and near impossible to keep up? Answer? THE PRESSURE
You may have guessed it a little because of a few of my previous posts but this year instead of focussing on the outside, I have decided to look after myself in a different kind of way. Self care no longer just means slapping on a facemask and sorting out my cuticles. Well I will still do that, cuticles are important (lol) but it isn’t just that anymore. It is logging off, quite literally and spending time with me, with the people who matter to me and also ensuring that there is a point to all of this.
I keep getting a vision of me turning 80 and looking back at photos of myself in my 20’s wondering why the heck I panicked so much and why I didnt take time to revel in the good times. I have picked a job that is a little bit more demanding than your average and I am BOSSING it. How about I smile about that? Enjoy the now before fretting about tomorrow?
I didnt take any pics to accompany this post as I started writing it not sure what it would become. You will have to deal with this 8am, at the doctors selfie *shrugging man emoji*
So a belated happy new year! And I will just leave you with note: we have the whole year (And the rest of our lives tbh) to achieve our goals, yes be productive and do what you can to achieve the things you desire. But also chill out too? Success ain’t going anywhere x