Ditch Your New Year Resolutions
My favorite thing about the new year is hope. You can feel it all around you. It’s a new beginning, a new opportunity.
I find that at this time of year, people often start nit-picking themselves and their lives. If not done cautiously, this can be a very negative thing. While I’m all for trying to improve yourself and your life, it should come from a place of hope and love - not a feeling of inadequacy or obligation.
So this year I challenge you to ditch your “New Year Resolutions” and try the following instead:
Take a look at your past year and take an inventory of all the amazing things you’ve done and accomplished.
Write a grateful list.
Make a list of opportunities you’d like to try to take advantage of in the new year.
If you do set goals for the new year, set positive personal goals for yourself that don’t include body-shaming. Rather than focusing on weight, size, etc., frame your goal to something you can achieve that isn’t body focused. For example- This year I’m going to run (enter specific name) 5k. Or, I’m going to sign myself up for the ballet classes I’ve always wanted.
Do a reset for the new year. Clean your house, apartment, room, etc. Organize that stack of books in the corner and donate what you no longer need.
Participate in a night of self-indulgence. There’s nothing wrong with staying in and pampering yourself to start the new year off right.
Happy New Year, Darlings.