“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.”
~ Lao Tzu
I've mentioned my inability to stick to resolutions before, along with my hitherto impressive lack of discipline, so for 2018 I've decided the best way to actually stick to resolutions is to not make any.
Before you think that means I'm just going to happily get fat, drink like a fish, smoke like a chimney, have no ambitions, do nothing, and literally live as if each day is my last, the opposite is actually true.
Instead of making vague resolutions on the back of feeling guilty for over-indulging and over-spending over Christmas and New Year, I'm making daily choices to do things differently, and - hopefully - better.
So why not ditch the guilt of what you've done so far (living in the past), the anxiety of vague, unrealistic resolutions (living in the future), and do something now that's a positive step in the right direction (living in the present)?
I highly recommend that first step be a literal one, preferably outside, in the form of a walk, hike, or run.