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January 6, 2024
Navigating January Stereotypes: What You Definitely Don't Want to Hear

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Why We’re Choosing Ins & Outs and not “ReSoLuTiOnS"

Let’s cut to the chase—no one wants to open an email or see a post on social media that screams NEW YEAR, NEW ME! How about we start leaving THAT in past years!

And while you might be like, “Okay, chill out, HARSH,” hear us out…

We’re not saying to kick all goals and personal development to the curb, but we are saying you don’t need to subscribe to the usual BS ones. Why? Because you won’t stick to them, they have no real value to you, and they’re always things you don’t enjoy, to begin with–we know, you know.

The Hard-Hitting Facts About Resolutions

The start of a new year often stirs within us the urge to make resolutions that pledge a desire for change. Yet, these resolutions can be daunting, tricky to stick to, and often abandoned. So, let's dive into some hard-hitting facts about New Year's resolutions.

  1. Psychologists suggest that setting unrealistic New Year's resolutions can lead to disappointment and decreased self-esteem.
  2. Only about 8% of people actually keep their New Year's resolutions.
  3. Nearly 80% of New Year's resolutions fail by February.
  4. New Year's resolutions can create an 'all-or-nothing' mindset, which can lead to failure and guilt
  5. Less than 25% of people stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days
  6. 60% of gym memberships bought in January are rarely used

Our Ins and Outs for 2024

@charlotte.ugc via TikTok

So, what are we doing instead of making resolutions? We’re subscribing to Ins & Outs–a viral trend taking over social media that dashes a little realism onto your goals and development for 2024. 

As traditional New Year’s resolutions often suggest, the Ins & Outs mindset isn’t about striving for constant growth. Instead, it’s about recognizing the natural ups and downs of everyday living.

Rather than making resolutions, we simply identify what makes us happy and fulfilled, the good stuff we want to keep ‘in.’ We’re also becoming aware of what we’d like to push ‘out’—those elements in our lives that cause stress or no longer serve us. Pretty straightforward, right?


       ☑ Protecting your peace

       ☑ Complementing strangers

       ☑ Prioritizing your mental health just as much as your physical health

       ☑ Learning more about what makes you happy

       ☑ Therapy from the comfort of your home (we know some great virtual therapists 😏)

       ☑ Romanticizing little moments


       ☒ Cancelling on your therapist

       ☒ Energy drainers

       ☒ Saying sorry for things that aren't your fault

       ☒ Bad attitudes

       ☒ Worrying if your therapist likes you on a personal level

       ☒ New Year's resolutions that you won't stick to. Duh.

Drastic change is not necessary, and neither is lying to yourself, so set intentions, ins, outs, and goals, whatever it may be for you, that are 100% realistic to your lifestyle. 

Plan for what you truly want for yourself and crush it accordingly. BAM!

P.S. Starting to Feel "Blue"

Dubbed the most depressing day of the year, Blue Monday is fast approaching!

We've got you covered, bestie. Keep an eye on our Instagram on Jan 15th for the Shift Collab Blue Monday survival guide… 👀

Not familiar with Blue Monday? It’s been named the most depressing day of the year due to the negative impact of several factors which determine when people would be at their lowest, including:

  • Weather
  • Debt
  • Salary
  • Christmas in the rearview mirror
  • Starting and failing a New Year’s “resolution” (GUILTY)
  • No motivation
  • The perceived need to take action

… we could go on. 

So if you’re feeling blue, no stress–we’ve got you!

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