New Year’s Resolutions feel like a good thing, but they’re not always good for our self esteem.
Lose weight. Stop smoking. Eat better.
What do they all have in common?
There’s an element of beating ourselves up in every one of them.
How about we try something different and be nicer to ourselves next year?
Can that be a New Year’s resolution for everyone, to just be nicer to ourselves?
Looking Back on 2018
I don’t know about you but, I never felt like whatever I was doing was enough this year.
I never felt like I moved fast enough, or got enough done. It’s like I’m either not efficient enough or don’t I spend enough time simply doing nothing.
I don’t think I even know how to do “nothing”. Maybe I do, but just don’t catch enough of those moments.
Am I being a good enough mom?
I could be more patient.
I could be more understanding.
I could teach more life lessons.
With some things I could be softer.
Sometimes I could be harder.
Am I being the best wife?
Do I pay enough attention? Am I present in the moment enough? Am I patient enough?
The list goes on & on. I could be a better sister, a better daughter, a better friend.
But all I can do is try to get a little bit better, a little more patient, and a little more present every day.
New Year – New Goals
So for the upcoming year, I vow to make time slow down just a little and even cut myself some slack.
Who’s with me?
For January 2019, let’s make a pact to just be nicer to ourselves!
Every single one of us deserves and needs this!
I hope you have a fabulous new year and that 2019 is your best year EVER!