New Year, New You? Or “Just” You?

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:

  1. What do you really want in your life in 2017?
  2. What do you need more of in your life?
  3. What are your dreams?
  4. How could you support yourself more?
  5. 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.

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