You Don’t Have to Change This Year. But If You Do … – Cerebral Palsy News Today

We are just over a couple of weeks into the new year. I know you are likely feeling the pressure to be all sorts of things that you aren’t. This time every year, we as a society are bombarded with all kinds of messages — diets, resolutions, and goals. Get fit, lose weight, pay off debts, buy a new car, move, travel the world. The possibilities seem endless and, often, unrealistic.

Small steps to achieve big goals

New year, new me.

Did you roll your eyes? Me too. But truth is, the possibilities are endless and they don’t have to be unrealistic. You can lose weight, travel the world, pay off your debt, buy a new car, move, whatever you want to do — as long as you take those big goals and break them down into small steps.

What is one sugary thing you could cut out of your diet each week over the next month to help you lose weight? What item can you cut from your budget to steadily decrease your debt every month? Start searching for your new house and a new car. Break out your map and draw a huge “X” over all the places you want to go to this year — because you can.

You don’t need to change

Don’t want to be a “new you?” I’m going to let you in on a New Year’s resolutions secret: You do not have to be. But if you do change, you should be changing for you, because wanting to be better for yourself is the best way to make real change and success happen.

You’re not off the hook, though. While you can remain the same you for good reasons, being scared of what someone will say or because changing is too much work are not legitimate excuses.

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