Raise your hands if you've made a bunch of silly resolutions such as....
- join a gym
- lose 10 pounds
- spend more time outside
- watch less TV
- spend less time online
- drink less caffeine
- drink more water
- stop swearing so much (okay,maybe that one isn't so bad.....)
Etc, etc, etc....you get the picture, no? I'm not saying there is anything horrible about any of these resolutions (although, I think all of you know where I stand on the first two, being someone who still struggles with an ED and watches so many others struggle as well on a daily basis), but I feel like every year SO MANY PEOPLE are missing the point! Everyone is hyper-focused on these minuscule* parts of life that they are missing something so basic and so simple that could make up their list in one bullet point.
- BE HAPPY
Now I'm going to suggest something that might make you want to punch me in the face. Do it anyway. (Not the punching part.)
Tear up your list. Get a nice, blank piece of paper - it can be white or blue or bright yellow...anything you choose. Decorate the crap out of it. I mean it. I want glitter and bedazzling and whatever else makes you smile. And of course, write "BE HAPPY" right in the middle of it. Hang it wherever you were going to hang that awful list of torturous things you were going to force yourself to do that was going to make you miserable. This is going to be SO MUCH BETTER THAN THAT.
Now go and enjoy the rest of the first day of the year without stressing about a bunch of stupid rules you made for yourself. Just look around you and count your blessings and see where the wind blows you.
I never liked rules anyway.
Happy New Year.
* I was very ashamed to find out I have been spelling minuscule wrong for about 3 decades now....so embarrassing! Carry on.