Self-Care in the Coming Year

I’m giving this year a theme.

I absolutely hate New Year’s Resolutions. Most of them fall by the wayside within weeks, and cause us to start off the new year with a sense of failure. Who needs that?

So this year I’m going to try something new. Instead of setting myself on the path of success or failure, I’m merely going to give the year a theme.

This year’s theme, for me, is self-care.

I hereby set the intention to continue to exercise regularly at my YWCA, because I feel better when I do. I also plan to take my need for a decent amount of sleep much more seriously. I want to drink more water, read more books, and take more naps. I also want to be kinder to myself, and listen more closely to what my inner voice is trying to tell me.

I want to continue to practice being the responsible adult in my own life, while allowing my inner child to come out to play more often. I want to stick up for myself more, and also speak up when I need help or support. I want to place myself first for a change, so that I can be the best me that I can be when I show up in the lives of others.

I want to make responsible food choices, try new things, and remember to breathe. I want to take the opportunity to tell people that I love them even more than I currently do. I want to ask more questions.

If I focus on this year’s theme without holding myself to a rigid set of rules, I think that it will yield amazing results, if only because of the positive energy it will produce within me. Wish me luck! (See what I did there? Asking for help already! Woo hoo!)


A book about gratitude is a gift that keeps on giving!


Author: The View from a Drawbridge

I have been a bridgetender since 2001, and gives me plenty of time to think and observe the world.

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