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Why you should not make any New Year’s resolutions

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Loose 5kgs? Go to the gym more often? Get better grades or a promotion? What is your New Year’s resolution this year? My advice: whatever it may be, take a piece of paper and a pen and write it down. Now scrunch that piece of paper up and throw it in the bin. Yes you did read correctly. Rip that pieces of paper into little pieces and continue reading to find out why you should NOT make any New Year’s resolutions this year.

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Us humans are strange creatures. The only point in time we have power over is the present. Yet, all we do is regret the past or think about the future. We think about the future A LOT and most of the time we worry about it. Or we make plans for it, hoping that our lives will be better some day.

New Year’s is the time of the year where we start digging deeper and deeper for things that are wrong with our lives. Things that we desperately need to change in the upcoming year. Oh shit, last week I only went to the gym twice instead of 5 times- I am such an undisciplined person: New Year’s resolution number one will therefore be workout more. Or: oh my god I ate so much over Christmas, so instead of going back to eating healthy food straight after I will just continue stuffing my face with cookies for the rest of 2015, because I will just make a better resolution for next year.

New Year’s resolutions are silly. They put our focus on all the “bad things” of the past year. Instead of beating ourselves up for everything we could have done better, we should bring attention to all the happy times of 2015 and remember how far we have come. In our busy lives we often times forget all the amazing moments we got to experience throughout the year and New Years Eve is a great time to recall them.

The other day for example I was driving around in my car, something that I have started taking for granted, and I came to realize that it’s only been in 2015 that I have got my driver’s license and have gained this huge independence.

Also, yesterday I was looking through all my travel pictures for my Instagram “Favourite Travel Moment of 2015” recap and I suddenly felt astonished and deeply grateful for all those places I got to visit this year.

Bottom line: as life goes on we tend to forget about our achievements and magical moments of the year so instead of making a New Year’s resolution (which barely anyone sticks to) and picking out what we didn’t like about the year we should instead stop and be thankful for how much 2015 has given to us.

That’s why I will not make any New Year’s resolutions.

Oh wait- maybe I do have one: travel more, laugh more & live life to the fullest.

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Happy New Year!

Dress: Zara
Blazer: Mango
Boots: from Italy

8 comments

Lena F. 1. January 2016 Reply

Wow, love your dress and the location 🙂 Your post is so true!

xxx, Lena

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    Janine Jahnke 2. January 2016 Reply

    Thank you Lena! I was so happy when I found the rooftop location here in Munich!
    Have an wesome year 2016 🙂 <3

Nora 3. January 2016 Reply

Wow, ich würde am liebsten an jedes einzelne Bild einen Gefällt mir Haken oder sowas setzen, die sind echt schön geworden!

    Janine Jahnke 4. January 2016 Reply

    Vielen lieben Dank 🙂 <3

Worldsessed 4. January 2016 Reply

Toller Post, ich nehm mich auch keine Vorsätze. Ich liebe es aber am Ende des Jahres zurück zu blicken und zu sehen wie weit ich gekommen bin, wer ich bin, was ich erreicht hab und vorallem: Wo ich war!
Die Location ist spitze, verrätst du wo die ist? 🙂
LG Mia

    Janine Jahnke 4. January 2016 Reply

    Danke dir Mia 🙂 Das ist auf dem Dach von dem Parkaus im Tal. Wenn du im Tal Richtung Marienplatz fährst, musst du vor dem Rewe rechts und dann findest du es! Alles Liebe, Janine

Anna A. 12. January 2016 Reply

Hi Janine! I love your outfit. quick question…what brand are your tights? They are perfect!

    Janine Jahnke 15. January 2016 Reply

    Thank you Anna 🙂 They are actually super cheap tights from a german drugstore 😛 xx

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