First off – I dislike new years resolutions, simply because why wait until January 1st to make a change in your life?
However, I have to acknowledge that there is power in the New Year. It feels like all counter’s are at zero, and we have been granted a blank slate. If nothing else it provides us with a very good point of reference to when we decided to quit something, or take something up.
I have also been not the greatest at actually pulling off new years resolutions. Never has a year ended up exactly where I thought it would, and after five years, I have come to accept that I am just never going to get my drivers license. So I have decided to publish my resolutions for you guys – lets get some accountability on board here. If you want to try some of these with me, let me know in the comments - we can keep each other company in this journey 😀
Here we go.
Hangover free 2018
This one actually started December 11th 2017. I am not a heavy drinker. I never have been; the taste and the feeling has never really sat well with me. Whenever I do drink, I lose two days to a hangover, and about a week to feeling flat. So, no more.
Caffeine free 2018
This one was forced into being November 11th 2017 by anxiety attacks. Literally took a month to fully feel free from this. I was addicted – I’m talking five strong cups of coffee a day. Now I am drinking herbal tea, and feeling still a little angry about it, but I am coming to terms with it. Sleeping like a champion does have its benefits. I will keep this one going.
I will not lose weight
This one is probably not on many resolution lists. I refuse to get back on the dieting train. I refuse to work with clients that want me at a 33-inch hip. If I get told to lose weight, I will tell them to shove it. I am done playing this game. I want to be true to my body and my natural size. This year my health, both physical and mental comes first. And fuck the rest.
I will be active, but in a way that feels like playing
I am sick of workout classes that never end and cost way too much. I hate gyms and people side eyeing you. I love exercise that feels like play; where the hours fly by and you don’t even notice. And when you are done you are tired, but so happy and engaged with life. This for me means paddle boarding and surfing, ballet and ballet like workouts, and running/hiking. 2018 is the year of no gyms for me!
I will stand up for myself in my relationships
No longer will I take on toxic peoples energy. The anxiety I have been dealing with my entire life had a genesis in people putting their anger on me, and my worrying about how other people were feeling. Unfortunately that has lead to an adulthood with random anxiety attacks and constant stomach pain. I recently made a tough decision to cut a long standing toxic person from my life, and this year I will stand true to my friends and family who love me. No more putting up with people who trash me and make me feel awful. This one actually came into being December 25th, but it shall stand true for 2018.
And that’s about it for me! As these are things I actually want to do, and don’t feel like I should do, I have faith that that I will have success. When it comes to goals and intensions we need to understand why they should come to fruition, and really want them to. No road to a goal is perfect; we will always have slip ups, because old behavior is deep and life is unpredictable. But as long as we keep our eyes on the prize, and the reasons why close to our hearts, we will make it.
I hope everyone has had a safe and happy new year, and that 2018 is everything you hope it will be!
Love you all!