Ali Gordon


“New Year, New Me”. This is the common phrase you hear at this time of year.

It’s a nice phrase filled with positivity and hope for the future. However, when I was thinking about this on New Year’s day I realised that it does imply that you need a new you.

Yes, there will always be things we need to work on but what about all the things we do well? What about all the things we don’t need to change?

We don’t need to always be so hard on ourselves and with so much pressure to constantly look at our faults it can distract from what we have achieved and what we have done well.

With this in mind, I’ve decided I might go with a new approach…”New Year, Old Me”. I’m not oblivious to where my faults lay and what needs work but as someone who is often quite hard on themselves I want to look at maintaining some of the things I really did well last year. I want to celebrate these things.

The easy option is to be hard on yourself and convince yourself that you don’t do anything thing well or that you aren’t good enough. The truth is that I believe it’s going to be all about balance on this topic and maybe for every time we are hard on ourselves why don’t we balance that out with some focus on what we do well.

I’m going to leave you with a quote this time: “You’re never as good as they say you are, you’re never as bad as they say you are”


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