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
Great spoil yourself plan for 2014! I love to do yoga and always enjoy plant -based meals 🙂
Thank you Amy! Wishing you a wonderful 2014!! 🙂
Love it! I’ve always been a big believer in giving attention and love to yourself because in the end it benefits everyone. This year I’d like to take better care of my body and be more like I was in 2012. For some reason 2013 wasn’t the healthiest year for my mind/body but 2012 was awesome. Not sure what happened!
Yayy, the most important is right now – I wish you a healthy, fun and wonderful new year!
I totally agree with you. I hope that this year will be a happy and healthy one for your.
Thank you Karen! I hope the same for you 🙂
I am planning to :D. Have a great 2014, Anne!
Thank you Paula!
I don’t know if I’ve ever successfully followed any New Year’s resolution I’ve set. I know I didn’t achieve the one I set last year to meditate everyday. Maybe you’re onto something with this “spoil yourself” plan. Happy New Year chica! Celeste 🙂
Thank you Celeste – Happy New Year to you – I hope you will spoil yourself with mediation this year 🙂