12 New Chapters, 365 New Chances

New Year Opportunities

Written by Carrie Robinson

A Hairstylist for over 20 years, Carrie is still extremely passionate about the industry and is the owner of CI Hair Studio in Woodstock, On.

January 6, 2020

Okay, so this may not be a popular opinion but I think there are also people (yes, maybe you!) that can totally relate.

I’m off the resolutions train 🚂.   Done.  Nope, not for me 🙅🏼‍♀️

I’ve actually been off it for years, but here’s why:

A New Years Resolution implies a commitment of one entire year.

I know that’s not rocket science thinking, but please hear me out.

1 year.  That’s 52 weeks. 365 days.  Assuming you sleep 8hrs a night (haha!) that’s 16hrs/day for a grand total of 5,840 hours during the entire year that you intend to apply one (or more) resolutions too.

Is it any wonder that people get discouraged the very first time they fail to make that resolution their b*tch during the day?

That thing that can cause a hiccup? That thing that throws you off track from sticking to your resolutions? It’s called LIFE.

Life happens one second at a time.  One minute at a time. That’s 60 times in a single hour that anything can happen!

The phone rings, the internet is down, your little spikes a fever, the dog throws up…..you get the point, lol.  There are so many things that happen in a day that can put you off from living up to your resolution.  And you want to try doing this 365 days of the year?

We are our own worst critic.  Most of the time we would NEVER say the things we say to ourselves about our ‘failures’ to the people around us.  It’s human nature.  We are so quick to offer encouragement to others if they don’t live up to their resolution for one day, but get so incredibly down on ourselves when it happens to us.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t have goals. I’m a HUGE believer goals!!  Goals are how we grow and evolve and are an absolute must when putting effort into personal and/or professional growth. Put a date on your goals.  Figure out the steps you will need to take to acheive them.

What I’m suggesting is, Set your intention for each day but remember to allow for LIFE. You know that thing you are trying to improve by making those resolutions?  You have to remember to LIVE it at the same time.  Day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. Sometimes that means being kind to ourselves when things go wrong instead of beating ourselves up over it.  There’s a brand new day coming tomorrow that should offer the exact same type of excitement you feel when it’s a new year!

Embrace the moments and resolve to live life one day at a time.

This year there are 359 more days ahead of you.  I hope you enjoy each and every one. 💞 


Thanks for listening,



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