I was in Starbucks this morning and overheard a couple of people talking about their plans to ring in the new year.

“I’m not into all that, it’s too crazy.”

“What’s the point?”

“I’m staying home.”

“Maybe I’m getting old.” (this guy was about 22)

“I don’t believe in a new year-new you,” he said continuing, “If I want to do something new, I’ll do it today, tomorrow or any time I want.” 

And with that he had me. 

That was it.

While a part of me does like the idea of a wrapping up a year with the hope that the new one will be better than the previous, there’s a lot of stress that comes with it.

Pressure to do more, be more, have more.

Declaring those big statements such as: I”m going to lose 20 pounds, get fit… you know, all those resolutions that last for the first month of a new year and then slowly dwindle away.

Yep, my 20+ year old guy was right.

But I’m going to add to that even though it may sound a bit cliche – everyday is a new day, a new opportunity, but even more, every moment is a new moment.

You can change your mind just like that. And when you do, within that breadth of a second, your life can change. 

SO let’s cut ourselves some slack, relax and remove the big new year pressure to make big changes on the stroke of midnight and instead heed the words of the Starbucks guy: If I want to do something new, I’ll do it today, tomorrow or any time I want. 


Wishing you every happiness today and every day.




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