Gwyneth Paltrow, 50, claims she is ‘too old’ for New Year’s resolutions and the health-conscious Hollywood star admits she has ‘nothing left to quit’
Gwyneth Paltrow has claimed she is ‘too old’ for New Year’s resolutions and the health-conscious Hollywood star admits she has ‘nothing left to quit’
The Iron Man actress, 50, has said she doesn’t like the idea of making New Year’s resolutions because she thinks they ‘set us up to fail’ so would rather set ‘broader goals’ for the year ahead, though she admitted she’s also run out of vices to give up.
She said in her Goop newsletter: ‘I’m not a big resolutions person because I think it sets us up to fail. I try to set broader goals and work toward them all year.
Blonde ambition: Gwyneth Paltrow, 50, has claimed she ‘too old’ for New Year’s resolutions and has admitted she has ‘nothing left to quit’ in her Goop newsletter
Making her own way: Gwyneth – pictured in a throwback snap, is a huge advocate of wellness and alternative healthy lifestyles
‘I think about the little incremental changes I can make as opposed to some big sweeping thing.
‘Also, I’m so old now and have been doing this for so long that I kind of have nothing left to quit. It becomes about less-tangible things.’
She continued: ‘I think the new year is a good time to reassess: What kind of leader do I want to be? What are my goals at work?
‘What kind of parent do I want to be now that my kids are older? I always imagine an ideal future state—and then I think about: What do I need to do to get there?’
Pictured with her children Apple and Moses recently, she said: ‘I’m so old now and have been doing this for so long that I kind of have nothing left to quit’
Gwyneth famously used to follow a strict macrobiotic diet, which relies heavily upon consumption of whole, organic grains.
But after her beloved producer father, Bruce, died in October 2002, she relaxed her strict diet.
She told Glamour magazine in 2004: ‘Since my dad died, I’ve been easier on myself.
‘I want to see the world, eat an ice cream. I sometimes eat takeaways, crispy duck with pancakes. Life’s too short not to relax, enjoy yourself, even smoke a cigarette.’
The star – who is married to Brad Falchuk and has Apple, 18, and 16-year-old Moses with ex-husband Chris Martin – also reflected on how her daughter’s departure for college last year taught her how to ‘let go’ and examine their new parent/child relationship.
Discussing the lessons she learned in 2022, she wrote: ‘Oh gosh, there were a bunch. I think my deepest lesson was around letting go when Apple went to college’
Discussing the lessons she learned in 2022, she wrote: ‘Oh gosh, there were a bunch. I think my deepest lesson was around letting go when Apple went to college.
‘As a parent, you are so entwined with your child. When they’re a toddler, you are their sun and moon—and they’re yours. And then when they leave the house, you’re confronted with these new ideas of life’s progressions and chapters.
‘The way that I got through the grief of that was a continuous letting go – letting go of control, ideas, perceptions, what I hope for her. And retrenching in – you know, you can always be someone’s sun.
‘The role of a parent is to give off love and to give off light. And you don’t expect that much in return.
‘When they’re little, you get a lot – a lot of hugs, and they sleep in bed with you when they have a nightmare.
‘When they’re adults, you have to retreat back to just giving sun. I had to embody that, and I really had to let go.’
Her love: The star – who is married to Brad Falchuk, (pictured) and has Apple, 18, and 16-year-old Moses with ex-husband Chris Martin
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