A new year feels like a new start. It's the reason why so many people make goals to hit the gym, start new habits, or pick up new hobbies. January seems to be the month of "new month, new year, new me."
According to a Global News poll, 67 per cent of Canadians felt generally positive about 2022, despite concerns about their financial well-being. Thoughts on whether 2022 would be better than 2021 was almost 50-50.
So we are starting off the year perhaps cautiously optimistic!
There's no doubt that the pandemic, and new restrictions due to the Omicron variant, have given New Years resolutions a different kind of feel. Resolutions to sign up for a new class, exercise more, or travel feel difficult to promise in the face of uncertainty. Who is it say that new restrictions, or a pandemic wave, won't mean you will have to cancel plans? Similar to last year, we continue to live with ambiguity.
An immediate response may be to feel that, because of this uncertainty, New Year resolutions feel somewhat fruitless. But remember that many resolutions every year fail due to being overzealous, an enormous goal, or just too many things to accomplish and change. There's a well-known Chinese proverb that says, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Changing your life or habits requires more than just a simple resolution or willpower. Habit, perseverance, and success come when we continue in spite of the hard. Personal victories and stories, like our own at Covergalls and the ones we hear from our #WorkingGalWednesday, come to mind.
All this is to say: if you are feeling like 2022 New Year resolutions feel strange and difficult you aren't alone! It can feel uncomfortable to make promises that you aren't sure you can keep. But please don't let that stop you from trying to make your goals happen.
“When you fall in love with the process rather than the product, you don’t have to wait to give yourself permission to be happy. You can be satisfied anytime your system is running.”
At Covergalls, our team is optimistic for 2022. We've created a list of intentions that we want to accomplish this year, including:
- Meet more like-minded women and awesome businesses
- Continue to expand and build Covergalls to be more than just a workwear company
- Appreciate and spend time with friends, family, and loved ones
For each of our intentions we have come up with some realistic and specific steps to help make them happen. We're excited to crush these goals!
We're curious about you too. Do you have resolutions this year? Have you come up with some steps to reach them? Tag us on social media and let us know. Many times we can accomplish our goals when we have a partner.
We're looking forward to 2022 everyone.
The Covergalls Team