I guess you could say that my resolution for January (and probably February through August as well, though I may pick up where I left off come September) is to not worry about resolutions. I have a few loosely defined goals (see below), but I have no plans to document how well I do at any of them, which I think will take some of the pressure off.
I'm trying to:
- drink more water
- get in bed earlier/go to sleep earlier/get more sleep
- pause before saying yes
- pause before saying no
- sing more
- nurture friendships
- create boundaries to avoid toxicity
Oh, and I want to stop worrying about whether or not ditching resolutions altogether makes it sound like I don't want to be a better person.
Resolutions have the potential to motivate and encourage and uplift, and I love following along on social media as family members and friends tackle and accomplish their 2020 goals. But resolutions also have the potential to discourage and overwhelm, and if that's how they're making you feel right now, I hope you give yourself enough grace to take a break or even walk away.
Despite Will's stomach bug, Hallie's broken tooth, and Tux's possibly broken tail, 2020 has started off far better than 2020. I feel great about what's to come, resolutions or no. Happy New Year, friends.