I resolve to be kinder to myself
Well it’s a new year, and atypical as it may seem, I did not come up with any new years resolutions. Sure, the feeling of renewal is in the air…a chance to begin anew minus all of the imperfections we feel we have. But the truth is even when I have made resolutions, more often than not, I didn’t keep them through the first half of the year. And as if still having my undesired habits wasn’t bad enough for my self-image, I also felt like a failure because I didn’t keep those resolutions. It was a lose, lose situation.
Instead, I am just going to take it one day at a time and one pesky habit at a time. Rather than declaring that from today on I will be organized, I’m just going to take small steps: Write appointments in my calendar, keep a to-do list in clear site, and develop a few more daily habits that make me feel I’ve accomplished even a little something that day. Most importantly, if I forget something, I won’t beat myself up over it…I will simply say, I’ll do better tomorrow.
Did you make any resolutions for this year?