(a tipsy me during New Year’s Eve)
Hello lovely people who are actually reading this!
I hope everyone had an amazing New Year’s celebration and have a renewed sense of optimism of what 2017 may bring. For New Year’s Eve, I went to a party over a friend’s house, actually drank alcohol (I have been giving it up and other foods for the sake of my health), played bartender for my friends (I like to do this), played Cards Against Humanity, set off confetti/ streamer poppers, laughed and did other stuff to ring in the new year.
Usually this is the time to set the dreaded “New Year’s Resolution”, but I don’t really have one except for what I have already been striving for in my continuing journey of healing. I’ve been concentrating on my health and what things help ME be healthy, healing past baggage that’s been holding me back, a manifestation mindset, happiness, and being more of a loving being. One thing new that I’ve been incorporating into my life this year, is writing down a daily list of positive things that have happened during the day. Also, I have a goal of setting up a morning routine to keep me focused. Ok, so I guess I do have a couple resolutions after all, lol! It’s all good. Beginnings and milestone dates are always times in which we tend to evaluate our lives, make goals, and decide what we wish would be different; whether it be the new year, the new moon, a big birthday (generally ending with a zero), a new job, a new life status, etc… And this is a very good thing indeed. Ok, not so much the beating yourself up for being “not as successful” as others at this age or being “sooooo old”. That’s not good. Comparing ourselves to others doesn’t really serve us anyway; it’s comparing ourselves to how we were earlier in our life journey- AND not looking at it with judgement! The big thing is to hold ourselves accountable without being mean about it. Feeling guilt, despair, or hopelessness won’t help us make positive changes in our life. So my unsolicited advice (well honestly, it IS your choice to read my blog or not- just sayin’, ha ha ha!) is to have fun with your goals, improvements, etc… When joy is present, it is amazing how far we can go and grow. And yes, this is very much a work in progress for me and I intend not to bully myself if I’m not perfect at this 24/7. You may think that the previous sentence sounds strange, but seriously self perfection and self loathing have been big struggles throughout my life, so it’s a mindset that’s good for me to have. Now I have the phrase “huggle the struggle” in my mind, LOL! That actually is a good little mantra and I think I will use that from now on 🙂
So, what about you? What are things in your life that you’re feeling inspired to change or improve? What ways can you be kind to yourself while you are learning new thought processes and skills? What brings you joy?
I hope the first few days of 2017 have been great for you all and here’s to 362 more!
HUGGLE THE STRUGGLE!