10 Self-Nurturing New Year's Resolutions

I'm not a fan of New Year's resolutions. More often than not, we set up lofty goals that are near impossible to stick to or are just unhealthy for us. When we don't manage to accomplish them we then feel guilty, frustrated, and defeated. If you're considering making resolutions for the new year why not make them something that nurtures your being and changes how you feel about yourself? 

10 Self-Nurturing New Year's Resolutions
I resolve to:
  1. love myself more (flaws and all)
  2. be more grateful for my body and what it allows me to do every day
  3. make more healthy choices for both my mind and my body
  4. respect myself and others more
  5. surround myself with more positive and supportive people
  6. stop comparing myself to others and instead celebrate my unique individuality more
  7. replace negative self-talk with more positive, loving statements
  8. let go of past shame, regrets, and fear and live in the present more
  9. speak up, reach out, and ask for more help when I need it
  10. laugh more, love more, and enjoy the life I have been blessed with

Notice the word, "more," slipped in there? "More" is important for two reasons.
  1.  you may already be doing these things and so now are resolving to build on them. 
  2. "more" allows forward movement without the preconceived notion of failure when you don't accomplish something fully.

Remember, it's not about perfecting anything. It's about learning to nurture yourself. It takes time and practice.

Make this year the year that you choose to take care of you. Make yourself a priority.

Happy New Year! 

©Weighing The Facts

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Anne-Sophie said...

I love the way you look at resolutions. I stopped setting up goals years ago and instead just try to do my best every single day.
I will take your advice and just try to do 'more' in certain areas.
Happy New Year!

MrsMenopausal said...

Thank you. :) Have fun with it and enjoy. Happy New Year, Anne-Sophie!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for these. I've written them in a book to read when I'm wavering!

Look forward to more inspiring posts

MrsMenopausal said...

Thank you. I'm glad you like them. Great idea about writing them down. Happy New Year! :)

Purple Dreamer said...

SO glad you reposted this on twitter... I needed to read this on the eve of 2013. I appreciate too, the use of "more" as it makes these resolutions attainable for everyone.

MrsMenopausal said...

Thank you, Purple Dreamer. I'm so glad you like it. :)