It's always the way that, that little week after Christmas, we all tend to feel a little trodden on, having lived in excess for about a month. So we start saying "Right that's it, new year, new me".
What I've always hated about the whole "new year, new me" mantra is that it implies that you've failed. Almost like, let's scrap everything and start from scratch, you loser. It's this idea of perfection that drives us all into setting "big bold" resolutions, and feeling disappointed when they don't manifest and we don't burst into a glorious Phoenix.
The thing about this journey we call life, is that it's a brick by brick thing. We build on each year with more than we had before...even if that is mostly a few pounds from Christmas. But seriously, it's all about getting more of what makes you happy. The thing about living in a place where, really, we have a lot more than a lot of other places, is we focus on all the bad things rather than the good things. I don't believe you need a new you. If you want more, ask what "more" means? Maybe just look for more inspiration to feed your positive energy.
What I do love about the new year is that feeling of hope and drive. Like we are ready to take on anything. I think you should scrap the very negative "New You" resolution, for just a more relaxed, positive start. Goals are amazing things; they drive us toward growth. But, when they stem from a place of feeling like you're not enough the way you are, they rarely lead to true growth.
We are all guilty of being "too busy" for things that really matter and affect the day to day workings of our brain and body. I hope you will join me in fuelling your body with more of what makes it thrive and leaves you feeling happier and healthier. Because ultimately, if you feel good, that's going to reflect in everything you do.
Start small and see where you end up. Once you start seeing positive changes, it's easy to go on. When I say listen more, that means trying different things out. I've been guilty of wanting a "fix it" for feeling tired, puffy, foggy, but the truth is, it took a bit of effort to see a real difference. And, like all of us over December, excess drinking and eating has left me feeling sluggish. I've started small, by making sure that Green Goddess is made every morning without fail. That is what works for me. That might not be the same for you, but I encourage you to try. You never know how much this tiny change can alter the rest of your day.
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