So do you or don’t you? Are you someone who makes (and keeps) New Year’s Resolutions? Today is Day 4 of 2011 I wonder how many resolutions have already been broken? Don’t you just feel that these resolutions are just another way for us to beat ourselves up about not being good enough? I do, and deliberately chose not to make resolutions to break.
Instead and something that works for me is to just accept that I will aim to do and be my best each day. Some days I’m ‘better’ than others. Some days I’m tired (coming to the end of the divorce process, however ‘nice’ the couple are is not pleasant and not an aid to sleeping well). Some days I’m excited about the day, the future and life generally. Some days I want to eat chocolate brownies, drink coffee and curl up with Dr House. Some days I want to set the world on fire with my enthusiasm. Some days I’d just love someone to look after me. ALL of these days are okay days, they teach me that I am enough as I am. They teach me not to judge myself, I don’t have to be Lynda Carter (Wonderwoman) everyday, the world keeps turning whether I’m fired up or pigged out on chocolate brownies. I just need to turn up as I am and all trust that all will be well.
So what do you resolve for this year? How about starting with being gentle with yourself?