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New Year: New You 2018
I do not make resolutions….I used too but within the first couple of hours, in the New Year, I break a resolution and then I quit. Then I feel failure creeping in, defeat, self doubt….all sorts of fun emotions that are straight from the pit of hell.
I want to go into 2018 with a sense of hope. Positivity. I’ve had an IMMENSELY tough few years. Like suck the water right out of the pond, type of a few years. This year has been epically hard and I’m over it.
It is time for my theme verse to come back to me. “…Beauty for Ashes…” Isaiah 61:3 I have had a large amount of ashes, unforgiviness, self doubt, fear, worry, health issues, death, unhappiness, pain, hurt….so much. I’m over it. I’m tired of it. I’m tired of feeling like the south end of a northbound donkey. I’m just tired of it.
Will I make resolutions?
Will I make ATTAINABLE mini goals?
Why yes I will!
Several years ago, I set out to make 2 small changes a month until I could function properly. My first set of goals, for January were, 1) to wear a bra everyday 2) to brush my teeth everyday. I succeeded because I was mindful. Succeeding is a good thing. Once I had done that for a month, I added in 2 February goals 1) to take my meds everyday 2) to wear my own clothes and not my husband’s clothes. I succeeded again. I kept going and going until I created healthy habits and got out of my funk.
Here I am…doing it again. Everyday, I hope, for the month of January, I will write out a goal or 2 and then I can revisit my successes when I need a boost or a pick me up. If you want to join me, go for it 🙂 Leave your goals in the comments below.
This is going to be a great great year…….