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Starting the new year// Changing old habits

 Starting the new year

The beginning of the year is always full of expectations of how to start the new year. What choices to make or not to make, what actions to take on certain things. Writing down goals you plan on achieving in the new year is a way to start the year and working towards making your goals a reality, you have to take decisions  that bring you closer to those goals each day. Some people fast and pray into the year. Usually you start of the new year on a good note, excited about the year and what it holds, uncertain of how plans will go we just dive in anyway. 

The beginning of the new year is another opportunity to right all the wrongs you did the last year and take a firm stand. 

Like John C. Maxwell said

The ability to put past events behind you and move on, positions a person to tackle current challenges with enthusiasm and a minimum of burdensome personal baggage.

When starting the year 2021 it is necessary to put behind you all the mistakes and errors made in the year 2020 it makes starting on a fresh page easier for you as John C Maxwell said you’ll be better enabled to tackle challenges with less personal baggages.


 Old habits is one of the errors from these past years that i need to work on and i must say it’s hard to follow through. I made resolution for 2021 during the Christmas season i was as prepared as you to be ushered into the new year. Now the thing after writing these goals, is making plans on how to achieve them which is Key.

Changing an old habit is one of mine.  My own struggle was waking up on time and starting my day early.

I’m a late sleeper by night and late riser by the day so i decided to turn a new leaf by starting my day at 5am. They Say when you start your day on time you’ll be able to accomplish more than what you planned out for the day”

I set alarms to start my day on time by the aforementioned time, now this alarm rings every morning yet i can’t get myself off the bed to start my day at 5am somedays and when i do, i go back sleeping for an extra hour. 😂

Habit is habit, and not to be doing out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. Mark Twain

To me it’s a Bad old habit that needs changing.

There are few things i’ve linked to this old habit that i want to change in this new year.

  1. Time management: Going to bed on time would help me rise up on time.
  2. Procrastination: leaving off things i should do in the day at night.
  3. Putting first things first:Which would make my schedule for the day less cumbersome.

At the same time changing old habits is a thing of patience and determination, so it will take a while to unlearn it.

Petit à petit l’oiseau fait son nid

Which means

A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao Tzu

So with little attempts here and there I believe I’ll achieve my new year goal of waking up on time.

Not to forget when we make resolutions we need to have the potency to actually achieve them no matter what it takes! that’s the spirit. It’s A new year, Same person better decisions.

I wish you a Productive New Year. 💃

What’s your own struggle?

When do you start your day?

Do you have old habits you’d like to change?

Eke Ihuoma
the authorEke Ihuoma
French tutor and Translator
My name is Eke ihuoma I'm a lifestyle blogger, i love writing and sharing my thoughts, my creativity daily experiences and perception of life asides this I'm a linguist by profession, I'm enthusiastic about languages, art, music, nature, photography. I'm a visual artist aswell.

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