A Break Up Letter to my New Year Resolution

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No matter how much I try to ignore the feeling, I can’t help but realize we are growing apart. I know you saw me put on five pounds after we agreed that I would lose ten. And remember that one time I was going to make my bed every single morning? You know how well that one worked out. We can sit here and justify it all we want, but I didn’t put in the effort and you didn’t give me enough motivation to make it work between us.

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately, and don’t get me wrong you are great in theory, flawless really. I just haven’t given you the attention you deserve. To be completely honest I only think of you between December and February. That’s not how a relationship should work. We both deserve better.

Let’s face it, you haven’t been the best for me either. The amount of anxiety and stress you cause is overwhelming. You gently remind me of my fear of failure every time I don’t meet our expectations. What should make us think it would be different in 2015?

I have big dreams and goals, but I am no longer sharing them with you. I need a more reliable relationship. A set plan that I will regularly reflect on. It’s time to take matters into my own hands and not depend on your yearly reminder of what is yet to be accomplished. From now on, I need to focus on me.

I wish you nothing but the best in 2015 and hope you make many other resolution-ers very happy.



  1. […] previously posted about not wanting to have a new years resolution. A Break Up Letter to my New Years Resolution However, I love a good challenge. In 2015 I am opening a “Saved Savings” account. […]


  2. rbejusca2014 · · Reply

    I love this!


    1. Thanks! I’m loving not having a specific resolution. Takes off so much pressure that comes with a new year!


      1. rbejusca2014 · ·

        Absolutely! It’s great to be open!


  3. Do you have a different strategy for tackling your big dreams and goals? I’d love to hear what they are and what approach you’re taking. Link me to a post if it’s already here and I’m missing it!


  4. Hi Janelle! I take my big dream and turn it into a bunch of smaller dreams. Have you heard of success spirals? (google it!) Essentially one small step in the right direction leads to more over time with a build in confidence for achieving your goals. That’s why I’m taking mine month by month. I have specific goals for January . (workout 15 times, blog 12 times, read 2 books…) Its a lot easier to accomplish for me this way. I don’t have a post on it… but I guess I could! : ) Hope that helps!


    1. I will Google that immediately because that’s the exact process that helped me create my first product last month.

      I’d love to follow your goals and actions if you decide to post monthly about your planned goals and if/how you achieved them. I too want to set monthly goals this year. Much more manageable.

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      1. Here is a great resource: http://zenhabits.net/spiral/
        Their other posts are great too! Also – if you like to read – check out the book The Power of Habit. Hopefully in the next month or so I will get around sharing my thoughts on it and putting the ideas into action. Good luck!


      2. That book’s been on my to-read list for for.ev.errrrrr

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      3. Keep it on your list! It’s a good one!


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