3 Reasons to Ditch the Phrase “New Year, New You”


The phrase “New Year, New You” has always been a popular saying when the calendar rolls around to January. It’s a time where people choose to create goals for themselves and take control of their future. Many of us try to come up with resolutions including lose weight, stick to a budget, or not eat out. Whatever the “resolution” it usually revolves around a “new you” and that just isn’t realistic.

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Here are 3 reasons we need to ditch the phrase “New Year, New You.”

1. Love yourself

I know the saying doesn’t totally mean you should change yourself, but why do we need to say “new you?” I’m a firm believer that you will love others harder, the more you love yourself. If we want to focus on being better people, we need to focus on changing parts of ourselves. Not changing who we are completely.

2. Acceptance

Accepting others can be easy. As women, accepting ourselves can be hard. If we think about how we would talk to others, with kindness and encouragement, it may help us talk to ourselves with a bit more respect and forgiveness. We want to improve, not change completely!

3. Make it happen NOW. 

If you want something to change, why would you wait for the new year to do it? If you want to see a difference in something, take those steps necessary to change and do it NOW. You don’t have to wait until the new year to become a better version of yourself. 

“New year, new you” has always been something that people look forward to. A new year is a great time to make change happen and reflect on the previous year. It’s a time when we tend to set goals for ourselves, but not a time where we need to become completely new people. What are your resolutions this year? Are you creating a goal that will change you or improve you? 

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Alex was born and raised in Glendale, Arizona and just loves it here! She met her husband when they both were 17 on a blind date and now have the most wonderful, full of energy 1 year old boy! Before having her son, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Arizona Christian University. She was blessed enough to have the opportunity to play on the ACU Women’s Soccer team after she finished playing at Phoenix Community College for a year. Running and exercising are her therapy (along with a cup of coffee or glass of wine here and there ;))! She absolutely loves living life to the fullest and is so excited to be a part of the North Phoenix Mom’s Blog team!


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