Why It’s Okay if January Wasn’t The Sparkling Fresh Start You’d Hoped For
Hello lovelies, welcome to the last post of the first month of 2018! Can you believe January is over already? For me this month felt pretty long while still being fairly fast paced at times! It was a weird dynamic because I spent half of the month relaxing over winter break and the second half back at school in Boston. That being said, I haven’t fully adjusted to being back on campus and January didn’t necessarily go quite as well as I had hoped – and that’s perfectly okay! Many people psych themselves up for January and pile on the pressure to have a strong start to the new year. For some, this vision of a perfect and productive January comes true, but others struggle through January and end up feeling defeated come the 31st. If you’re like me and January was not as fantastic as you had hoped it would be this post is for you!
Honestly, it would be great if we could be perfect all of the time! Always waking up on time, looking super cute and checking everything off of our to-do lists at the end of the day, but this simply isn’t possible. It’s okay to slip up every now and then and it’s certainly okay if some months are worse than others. Having a lackluster January does not mean that you’re setting yourself up for a bad year, or that your chances of reaching your goals are shot. It simply means that you are human and can’t be a shiny, fantastic superstar 24/7. January is just one month of 12 so you still have 11 more chapters to learn and grow this year. Seriously, this one month is such a small sliver of the bigger picture that it’s not worth getting upset over if you didn’t start off as strong as you wanted to!
So here’s to saying goodbye to January and the little slip-ups that you may or may not have had this month! At this point, the only thing to do is reflect on things that didn’t go according to plan and take baby steps towards improving these things in February. Didn’t hit the gym quite as much as you would have liked? Missed one too many meeting or events because you didn’t budget your time well? Not to worry, simply take some time to be proud of yourself for the stuff you did accomplish and respect yourself enough to think of solutions to your problems. February is a month of love and that includes self-love! You’ve got to give yourself time to work out the bugs, be patient and don’t demand too much of yourself. Progress takes time and you’ve got plenty of it. January was just a free trial, the real show begins Feb. 1!
How was your January? Was it a great start to 2018 or did you slip up and fall short of your goals, I want to know below! If you have any tips for staying on track and having a better February, please be sure to share!