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New Year New Rules

To me the phrase ‘New Year, New Me’ always seems like it’s going too far, as if you’ve got to purge yourself and start from nothing because last year’s you is just so, well, last year. I think it should be more like ‘New Year, New Opportunities to Improve on my Current Self’, but I guess that just isn’t as catchy or maybe I’m reading too much into it.

 

Anyway, after hearing and reading that phrase endlessly for the last week it got me to thinking. I have probably missed plenty of opportunities to improve myself because I was too worried about the outcome. This applies to everything from choosing to ignore a phone call to not participating in climbing events, so I’m trying a new train of thought for 2017:

 

If it scares you, do it.

 

I don’t mean any crazy life threatening situations or doing something that could cause the outcome to hurt others. What I mean is to push yourself and try saying yes. Any little thing that pops up in everyday life that I would usually avoid or run away from, I’m going to try to embrace and enjoy it.

 

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and great start to 2017!

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New Year’s Eve Thanks 

I’ve already started the preemptive cringing for the “New year, new me!” posts that are about to blow up social media. However after thinking it over, what’s so wrong with that really? Yeah it’s a little cliche to join the gym, start a diet or quit a habit, but these big changes are usually a shock to the system and hard to keep up with. So why not plan to make some small improvements instead, as little things can add up to a big difference over time.

It’s pretty incredible how much blogging has helped me. It has without a doubt, completely changed my mental approach to life and bouldering, to the point were others have also noticed. Obviously there are still bad days when I want to hide, eat and sleep, but they are much fewer and far between. I can’t think of a better way to start the New Year than by thanking you, yes you! Whether you’ve liked a Facebook post, Instagram picture, or visited this blog, you’ve made a positive difference to my day at that point in time, and I can’t begin to explain how it feels to have possibly done the same for others.

So my New Year’s resolution is to not really make a resolution, but instead keep doing what I’m doing. I know that there are a few things I can improve to make myself a better human and climber, so I’ll be working on those. 

Thank you and I hope 2016 is full of everything you wish for.

See you next year!
  

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