Focusing on the bad stuff, or punishing yourself for not accomplishing a goal is not going to improve your overall (mental) health or boost your happiness and creativity.
If you’re thinking along the lines of these examples:
-Restricting yourself to a 1000 calorie diet (that will get your body through half the day, what about the rest of all the hours..??)
-Read gazillion books (reading is fun, can be necessary, but should not feel like a thing that can burn you out).
– Stop being depressed (a mental illness is not something you switch on and off)
-Become a millionaire (good luck..)
Then let me give you some unsolicited advice. STOP IT.
If you’re going to make a new year’s resolution let it be this one:
Try (& Repeat).
Let 2019 be the year we all give ourselves a break.
(official goal post for 2019 will follow, but I had to get this off my chest)