Stop Doing New Year's Resolutions with this Simple Change
The new year is here and you’re probably shopping for the latest exercise equipment or looking into joining a gym — again.
I hear ya! I usually gain weight each winter, but now I just accept it as part of my winter routine! Lol.
I used to write out a bunch of New Year’s resolutions and then promptly forget about them. If I happened to find them a few months later, I would feel pretty disgusted with myself for not following through.
But then, a friend of mine told me an alternative to New Year’s resolutions. Instead of making a list of impossible goals, she chooses just one word to guide her as a mantra for the year.
Doesn’t that sound more realistic?
Just one word.
After taking some time to reflect on my life, I was able to discover my word for the year.
2022 was a tough year for me. Old wounds that I hoped were healed were torn open again. Some of them were from a long time ago — childhood hurts.
The good thing is I realized that those scratches and sores hadn’t healed at all — instead, they were festering. They needed to be opened up to the light and air so real relief could come.
When you’re young, it’s easy to dismiss your injuries. I mean, when you’re a kid, you’re making all kinds of mistakes. You can easily say, Maybe it was my fault. Or I should have done (this or that).
And since so much time has passed, there is always the adage: Let bygones be bygones.
But when I looked at my scars, I realized that just because I was young and made mistakes, and even though it had happened a long time ago, what happened to me was wrong. Worse than wrong. Evil.
And even though there was little chance of it really changing anything, I knew I needed to say something. To stand up for myself. After all I’ve been through, I suddenly understood that I was worth fighting for.
So I said something. And it was really hard and really messy.
But when it was all over, I felt proud of myself. Relieved. Free. Clean.
So, can you guess what my word for the year is?
Yep, you got it — worth. This year I’m going to take care of myself like I’ve never done before. Because I’m worth it.
I am so grateful to be done with 2022. And I am looking forward to making 2023 the best year yet.
Cheers to the new year and to you, my dear friend!
P.S. If your word is also about taking better care of yourself this year, here are a couple of ways to do it!
Make this year awesome by joining me in Italy.
2. Start this year off right by creating time for yourself in the studio.