As we step into this New Year, many of us would have started noting down our new year resolutions; hoping to achieve and strike out as many as we could throughout the year. This is great as it serves as a motivation to hit more milestones in life and become a better version of ourselves. Not going to lie, it does provide a sense of satisfaction too whenever we are a step closer to achieving our goals!
However, having too many goals set or being too obsessed with the list of resolutions may eventually lead us to anxiety. We may feel overwhelmed with the pressure of needing to achieve them or the fear of not being able to achieve all the resolutions that seem endless.
So, if we find ourselves stressing out about the list, take a break! Put them aside and focus on our feelings instead. Acknowledge the feelings of anxiety with compassion although it may be unpleasant to deal with. Understand that these resolutions are just our plans that serve as guidance or direction for a better change and self. If we fail to achieve them like how others did, it is completely alright.
When you are ready, you can always pick up the list again. This time, we can be more mindful of the new planning and consider starting with a small sustainable goal first. Remind yourself that small progress is still progress. Sooner or later you will reach your final goal too! Be your own cheerleader and celebrate small wins.