I never create New Year’s resolutions. Instead I focus on revelations I’ve uncovered about myself and what’s most important to me vs. things that aren’t adding value and joy to my life.
- Leaving my phone on the night stand and not touching it until after I’ve had my coffee makes for a significantly better start to the day.
- Being forced to slow down made me realize that rushing around trying to pack a million things into each day doesn’t add joy or happiness to my life, it creates stress.
- I really need to improve focusing on self care and taking time to do things I enjoy.
- Things I felt that I “HAD” to do were really just things cutting into time I could be spending doing things I actually enjoy. Axing them out of my daily routine really enhanced my quality of life.
- We have only a finite number of minutes to spend in this life. Time spent with supportive, loving family and friends is the most important.
- Cutting toxic people out of your life (both family and acquaintances) is incredible. It’s like removing a boulder from your shoulders.
- Neglecting your own needs to help others isn’t sustainable. You need to put on your oxygen mask first, so that you can help a multitude of others put theirs on too.
- Helping even one person has a ripple effect. Help can be a smile, or a socially distanced air hug, a quick call or video chat to check on a friend, or a note. You don’t have to make a giant sweeping gesture to impact a life. You can make just as much impact, if not more, by encouraging and supporting a person who is feeling hopeless or lost.
With that, I wish you all a Happy New Year! 🎉