It’s been way too long since the last post. I don’t know why, but I felt a bit of anxiety every time I thought about writing a new post. I want to most more frequently, but I also want to be of high quality. Anyway, there were an abundance of blog posts, videos, social media posts, etc. regarding new year, new you, new goals, blahblahblah. The Gregorian calendar was created as a way to measure time. And in fact, religion took part in this creation. Just think, all these years we’ve been ruled by a religion that not all follow, and almost seems cult-like (unpopular opinion; I don’t mean to offend anyone or get into an argument with over this).
It falls into the holiday season of large companies and now even singular people, to make money. Cards, clothing, gifts, food, drinks…the list goes on. The biggest thing with the new year are people losing weight. Because apparently, as soon as January 1st hits, magic happens and one can now all of a sudden are aware of the behavior and the negative habits will disappear.
I would rather it be encouraged to reflect on ourselves on a monthly basis, or even twice a year if monthly is too much. It’s much more reasonable and realistic to set short term goals for long term gains — no matter what that may look like for somebody.
To help myself with this, I subscribed to something called LUNARLY. I really like what they were promoting – a monthly subscription box to “sent with each new moon, promoting self-care and plant-care with specially curated houseplants and ritual items.” Not only is getting packages in the mail exciting, but I thought this is particular would encourage me to review what intentions I had written for myself the month before, and if I had achieved what I said I was going to do. If not, what mistakes did I make so that I could accomplish it the next month? And then make new goals. This recursive process I believe strengthens growth for oneself.
I’m really excited to try this and encourage others to take time to themselves and not follow what others say you should do to see results. Everyone is literally different, so that crap on Instagram doesn’t work for everyone.
Again, no offense or harm was meant towards anyone. We all have different experiences and thoughts. We can have these opinions and still get along and help one another.
All the best.
Credit to Seeker for history of Gregorian calendar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV5g-sZOKIQ