I’m a big blob of nothing right now. Exhausted from trying to take care of my family and home while also investing in myself. Come the end of the day I’d rather watch T.V. and eat cookies than really do anything of value. The holidays bring with them a sense of wonder and dread as mom’s across the world work their butts off to create the perfect holiday experience for those they love. Did I buy everyone presents? What can I afford vs. how much is expected that I spend to not look like a cheap skate?
I’ve started this post at least 5 times because you can’t glamorize exhaustion. Trust me I tried and it wasn’t going very well. We look to the New Year with a sense of excitement and sometimes dread as we set out to make resolutions we most likely won’t keep by the second week of January.
So hear it is, my resolution for 2018: To not ever have the same New Year’s resolutions again!
How am I going to do that you may ask?
- I’m going to choose to love myself exactly the way I am right now and all my glorious imperfections.
- I’ll understand my “why?” for each goal I choose.
- I will only choose goals that matter to me and are feasible in this season of my life.
Life is meant to be experienced every day. Each moment cherished for the lessons they teach us, the love they fill us with, and the strength they develop. Now, this doesn’t mean I won’t take action in my life to progress forward. What it means is that I will be thoughtful, loving, and understanding of myself. I’ll seek support where it is needed. I’d never be where I am today if I hadn’t surrounded myself with people who inspire me, coaches who push me, and resources that encourage me.
So choose wisely. Start just by loving yourself and if that seems too hard don’t go any further until that is worked on. Get support and don’t be afraid to ask for help!