the year is finally coming to an end. there were some good times and some bad times. but the coming of a new year means hope and new opportunities. new challenges and more adventure.

mixed in this excitement is the ultimate tradition of making new years’ resolutions. but, while the resolution gives us some sense of momentary satisfaction, experts suggest that it might not be good for us in the long run.

we make lofty new years’ resolutions like losing weight, getting that dream job, re-starting your favourite hobby, finding the love of your life, or just being more present in the moment. but when people are not able to achieve these goals, it can severely impact their self-esteem and self-worth.

experts say that since most of these resolutions are abstract, it makes it harder to measure and define any successful outcomes. often, our realities remain the same, and we are unable to make significant changes to our lifestyle. and that could depress anyone. it gets even harder if we share our resolutions with our friends, as it brings with it added pressure to prove oneself.

the trick is to first love yourself and be happy in the present moment. this is mostly because when we make a new year's resolution, we are trying to fix something that we think is wrong with us.

if we take away the need to have the perfect life, then maybe we will be able to appreciate the many amazing things that we have already achieved.

we believe that to live aastey, we need to just be present in the moment and feel grateful for the little things that we don’t take time to enjoy. a cup of coffee with your special someone. a phone call with your best friend. there are always moments to cherish, even on a very bad day.

so this year, don’t be too hard on yourself. experts suggest that if you really want to make a resolution, then you should set small goals. roaming the world definitely shouldn’t be one of the goals, especially with the pandemic still looming over us.

take care! live aastey!