New Year's Resolutions have the reputation of being something we quit within the first half of January. Resolutions like "lose weight", "exercise more", and even the general "get life together" are ways of telling ourselves that we have "bad" habits and behaviors that we need to devote the entire year to fixing so we can become our better self.
Rather than set these resolutions, set yourself free. Let's throw out the old programming that keeps us feeling like less than enough and constantly unworthy. Guilt, shame, insecurity, inadequacy, and self-doubt hold us back and keep us from finding joy. We can all remember our goodness and worthiness, even if it feels like a distant or false memory. It's true - even when we forget.
So, how do you want this year to feel? Will you focus on everything you need to change, or focus on how you can call in even more goodness and light? When you honor yourself in this way, you begin to change the way you spend your time, the people you spend time around, and have more clarity about what brings more joy and energy into your life. Honoring your true self will require you to release the thoughts and behaviors that aren't serving you, create more space for transformation and expansion, and allow yourself to make mistakes.
You are worthy of a life that is not centered around "fixing" or changing aspects of yourself. You are enough exactly as you are.
Find more freedom to do the things that bring us closer to finding what ignites our passions. Surround yourself with people who see you, hear you, understand you, and support you. Clear your space, both physically and emotionally, so you can keep chiseling away and getting closer to your true self. Implement self-care practices with equal amounts of honesty and compassion. Bubble baths are great, but don't forget how many aspects of "boring" self-care can be used, like showing up for yourself and holding yourself accountable.
Stay open to the possibilities and opportunities that await you. Stay faithful and dedicated to yourself with compassion, awareness, and intention. Remember how much things can change in a year.