New Year New Me is BS
- January 12, 2023
- By Josh Watterud
At the end of every year we are all bombarded with different forms of marketing around the idea “New Year New You!”
What does that mean?
Where did it come from?
Perhaps the sentiment originated with the intent to motivate people to put an end to the procrastination and avoidance of healthy behavior. The problem lies in the thought process that happens at least one step prior to the one that this addresses. People who are wired to pay attention to net negative, simply find themselves using this idea as a tool to empower procrastination. They wait for the new year before they commit to change. Then, when that time comes, so comes the feeling of dread. The real change needed to happen one step earlier. When we see something we want to change but have been avoiding, it is important to analyze the reason for the inclination to avoid that thing.
Your mind goes straight to the net negative. “I have to give up foods I love like pastries and sodas, as well as rest, my muscles are going to be so sore. I just don’t want to move.” In stead you should start with retraining your mind. “Natural sugars feel and taste so much better than that synthetic crap, I can’t stand the feeling after chugging that soda, not to mention the filmy aftertaste from the corn syrup. Yuck!”
“I’m going to be able to move easier and do more with less energy as long as I keep sticking to my training. I can’t stand sitting still. I just gotta do something physical”
And whatever you do, DON’T wait for some special day or time!!! Make your first move NOW!!! Even if it is something small and insignificant. Just do SOMETHING!
The cell is open and the choice is yours to step out of your own prison. Welcome to the Exodus.