It’s the start of a new year, and the time when many of us feel motivated to re-commit to health goals. But this year I urge you to re-consider how helpful your resolutions are for you and your self-confidence! How many times have you been able to follow-through with your plans in the past? If not many, how has that made you feel?
I recommend this year your resolution be that you no longer make ‘New Year resolutions’ and instead commit to doing things for yourself and your health motivated by self-care any day of the year, minute or second of the day.
Having said that, asking yourself the following questions may be a helpful way to reflect on the past year, and allow you to move into the new one with more clarity…. not more guilt!
- What things really worked for me last year? Would I like to keep these going?
- What things made me feel great that were easy to do? Can I do more of these things?
- Who did I connect with that made me feel good about myself or made me laugh? Can I spend more time with these people or connect with more people like this?
- How much time and energy do I honestly have to commit to something new? Be realistic – the answer may be none!
- What are some things I would like to do this year? Consider WHY you want to do them and how you can make them happen – you may like to write the action steps down as a start to your plan. Remember that small steps are easier than large.
- What are some things that I don’t really want to continue this year?
Give it a go to see how liberating and insightful this is.