Another sparkling fresh and new year has arrived. And with that often comes the ambitious New Year’s resolutions….
I don’t really believe in New Year’s resolutions! Why? Because so often they become yet another thing we can hit ourselves on the head with, be disappointed in ourselves about, and another proof that we have not lived up to expectations, and so on …….
Instead I’m a great believer inspoiling others including myself and when it comes to new years resolutions I much prefer to look at it this way:
In 2014, I will spoil myself by:
- taking even more morning runs especially just while the sun is rising
- drinking more healthy delicious green juices
- doing more mindfulness meditation
- participating in a hot yoga class
- eating more plant -based meals
This approach is so much better to me than carving out hard-core goals in stone. Goals that I force down my throat, pressure myself into, and beat myself up with afterwards because I didn’t follow through with them.
And by the way – it’s not selfish to spoil yourself, actually, you become a much more pleasant person to be with. You will spread your smile and laughter more often and your relaxed and contented being will be contagious and help others feel at ease and happy too. And you will be so much better at spoiling others!
What will you spoil yourself with in 2014?
May your 2014 be a wonderful one full of moments where you spoil yourself!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
On another note – my article Balancing life with Mindfulness is now in Allthingshealing and you can read it here