Greeting the New Year with a New Mindset
It’s that time of year again, where the most common joke you hear is “see you next year” and the items at the forefront of each store are items to help make you a better you. I admit it is really easy to fall into both the bad joke and new years resolution obsession, but there’s no need for either.
It’s no lie that we all feel a little crummy after the holidays, but I believe that it’s something that we have been conditioned to feel. We go into the holidays with people forcing sugar cookies and alcohol down our throats because “it’s the Holidays” then immediately after they tell us we overindulged and in a way, need to be punished for it.It's not just about what we are eating ether, it's lifestyle, what we wear, the money we want to make, etc.
The craziest thing is that we do it over and over again, every single year, expecting different results.
Well let me tell you I don’t want to be part of it anymore, and you shouldn’t ether. We have the capabilities to take control of the decisions we make all year long and shouldn’t let social conditioning tell us what to do. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy sweet treats in moderation, or continue to exercise and treat your body with care as well as your family and finances, despite the time of year.
Instead of setting a new year’s resolution try instead to make it a year full of showing a little self-love, taking it easy, and setting small goals that are obtainable and will help you become the person you want to be.
Some of the things I have begun to integrate into my day to day life is
Spending time reading the Bible.
Trying to not set restrictions in my diet unless it was effecting my health.
Keeping a journal.
Building important relationships.
Putting more faith in my abilities.
And learning how to say no.
By doing these things it has helped not only my mind and Body to relax, but it also has helped me to stay focused on what is really important. This list is not perfect, but it works for me and you have to go out on a limb and try it for yourself! What things help you to move forward?
Alrighty, that’s all for now, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas/New Years !