A new year. A new start.
The dictionary defines a ‘New Year’s Resolution’ as ‘a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice from New Year’s Day.’
The problem with promises and resolutions, though, is that they’re so easily broken, no matter how good the intentions behind them.
To combat this I try to make a point of reflecting on where I am and where I want to be on a regular basis throughout the year so that it’s more of a habit than a once yearly sacrifice to the Gods of hope.
Though I’m certainly going to continue to work towards attaining Michelle Obama-esque arms in 2017, my primary goals are a bit broader…
Live in the present, not the past
Ensure all self-talk is positive
Refuse to change who I am to please others
Drink more water
Simple and complex in equal measure but with one singular focus – self-love. It’s a cold, harsh world out there which makes it even more important to show kindness and compassion, starting with you!
Let’s make 2017 the year of love!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on resolutions and if you’ve made any for 2017 so please do leave a comment below or get in touch with me on Instagram (@BlondeInGrey) or Twitter (@LauraMcCallen)