03 Jan New Year, New You? Or “Just” You?
For me the time of the New Year is a mixed bag of emotions: I feel a level of pressure to have fun, to celebrate at that particular moment in time but also excitement about reviewing the end of the year and looking forward to everything I want to invite in. I see it as a chance to start afresh and review, or renew, my priorities.
We often make a list of outward resolutions which sometimes seem like extra work for us to do or even a type of punishment. Instead of inspiring us, these “resolutions” can actually cause us extra stress and make us believe that we need to become someone else or a better version of ourselves.
As an alternative, I suggest these questions to you:
- What do you really want in your life in 2017?
- What do you need more of in your life?
- What are your dreams?
- How could you support yourself more?
- How could you take better care of yourself?
Coming from a place of self-love and self-care, these resolutions echo deeper in our hearts, bodies and subconscious. Instead of a temporary bandage, we slowly integrate them into our daily lives, thoughts, words and actions.
Wishing you all a gentle start to the year full of patience, forgiveness and compassion towards yourself and others.