A few weeks ago many of us were making new year’s resolutions.
If you’ve fallen off already, don’t get bummed out. It’s pretty common.
Often our resolutions are focused on how we’re going to make ourselves better -By changing something because we’re not “good enough” in a certain area of our lives. And if we’re setting a resolution or goal from this negative place, it’s going to be a lot easier to lose focus and let it go.
So I have a suggestion regarding your resolutions this year. What if you resolve to do only one thing?
Commit to loving yourself more.
Commit to making more decisions from a loving place and to take better care of yourself.
I invite you to as yourself these questions:
- What do I need to do to start taking better care of myself —physically, mentally, emotionally?
- What do I need to start saying yes to?
- What/Who do I need to say no to?
- Where can I add more love?
Here’s the thing. Often, why we tend to give up on our goals or intentions, is that we are faced with resistance not only from ourselves, but from others. Some people in our lives may not be accustomed to us putting ourselves first, and they may not be happy with it at the beginning. (And let’s be honest, the same can go for us).
If you find yourself feeling resistance form others, or feeling guilty about taking time for yourself, remember that self-care is essential if you are contributing to the well-being of others. A car can only run if the tank is full.
In the comments below, I’d love for you to share one thing you are committed to this year to take better care of yourself —physically, mentally, or emotionally?