I’ve been bursting with ideas and concepts this New 12 months. That’s largely a very good factor, as a result of it means I’m motivated, proper? I’m excited for the yr – yay!
However there comes a degree when that “New 12 months” vitality leaves you feeling caught (at the least it does for me), as a result of there are such a lot of belongings you need to do, change, and begin that it’s like okay…however the place do I really begin?
Resolution paralysis units in, or possibly you attempt do to all of the issues without delay and you then burnout midway by January. Motivation shortly fizzles into guilt.
I’m all for a New 12 months’s decision, however this bought me considering as I used to be planning content material for January on Blogilates.com. As an alternative of churning out your whole typical “new yr, new me” content material, I needed to be extra intentional. What do we actually want as we embark on 2023?
After speaking with the group about their ideas on development and alter this New 12 months, it was clear that we have been all on the identical web page. Cassey’s 30-Day Good Temper Problem was the ultimate piece to the puzzle, confirming that we’re searching for one thing completely different.
This yr, we’re selecting gradual, sustainable development.
We’re in our ‘microhabits’ period.
And that’s the theme for January right here on Blogilates.com.
What’s a microhabit? Did I make that up?
One among our writers (hii Kennedy!) launched me to this idea final fall – you’ll be able to learn her article about it right here! Mainly, a microhabit is only a bite-sized model of a behavior. One instance might be if you wish to begin meal prepping, the microhabit can be merely washing and reducing fruit each Sunday. Or possibly simply making a grocery checklist each week.
It’s small, but it surely’s achievable.
And the magic lies within the small issues.
The idea of small, attainable objectives is nothing new. Neither is gradual wellness. I feel we simply lose sight of those ideas with the hype of the New 12 months, after we really want them essentially the most.
We love a giant image second, however one decision doesn’t change us. It takes little habits that appear like NBD to construct as much as that noticeable change. And that is what makes change so HARD. No person posts transformation movies about waking up 5 minutes earlier. It doesn’t really feel that cool to stretch for 10 minutes. Making an attempt avocado toast for the primary time doesn’t really feel revolutionary, however IT IS.
Each time you fulfill a dedication to your self, you need to discover extra methods to do exactly that. Each time you crush a tiny purpose, your motivation will increase. Your confidence grows.
The imaginative and prescient for January
All through January, you’ll discover articles, recipes, and private tales that can assist you uncover and obtain bite-sized objectives. Your job is to take what you want. Put some microhabits into motion now, and maintain some in your pocket for later (January isn’t the one time we’re allowed to make change, you already know).
And on that observe, there’s no stress right here to alter AT ALL. Development isn’t linear, and we need to normalize NOT continuously “engaged on ourselves.” However that’s one other ramble for an additional time.
What’s your microhabit? I’ll go first.
I’m really getting off the bed at my first alarm.
I normally snooze 3-4 instances (ahhh I do know), however my purpose is to truly get my physique off the bed on that first one. I do know if I try this, different modifications I’ve been nagging myself about for months will fall into place extra naturally.
I’ll have a number of extra minutes to myself earlier than my youngsters get up, which is main for my psychological well being. I can use these 30 additional minutes to take a seat in silence, get some work accomplished, stretch, or learn. All issues I would like extra of, however for now, I’m specializing in that very fundamental microhabit.
NOW inform me yours!
And in case you’re sitting this out for now, we will nonetheless cheer one another on ❤️