It’s that pesky day of the year… you know what I mean.
On this first day of the year, we write down resolutions and set the loftiest of goals.
With the highest expectations of myself I always seem to set myself up for failure. I will never eat junk food again. I will only use natural deodorant. I will work out every single day. I will sleep 8-10 hours a day. I will keep a kon mari level clean house. I will have more dinner parties. blah.blah.blah.
My resolve usually holds firm for the first 2-3 months. But then I realize I may have been a little too ambitious.
This year, my resolution is going to be to love myself where I am at. Sure, most of the things mentioned above are an important part of loving myself. Eating well, getting more sleep and exercising more frequently are certainly things I should do to maintain my sanity and to keep my body strong and functioning.
But this year, I really want to try to love myself better. It’s okay if I make a batch of cookies to use up the dark chocolate. It’s okay that I probably will never be able to run a marathon. It’s okay if the house is cluttered.
This year, I want to look at all the good things that I am accomplishing, and I want to remind myself every day that those things are good enough.
I am good enough.
I am excited to see what 2018 has in store for me. If it’s anything like 2017, there will be highs and lows, joys and tears, and great big adventures to be had.
I really can’t wait.
Cheers to 2018!
What is your New Years Resolution for 2018?