New Year’s resolutions usually involve beating yourself up over something, setting unrealistic goals, and wishing things were different to what they are.
It’s basically about setting yourself up to fail. Creating another thing to feel a nagging sense of guilt about. In the end, increasing your levels of stress.
How many times have you set yourself a New Year’s resolution, thinking ‘I will use this opportunity as an incentive, and really make a go of it this time, turn over a new leaf, and change myself,’ only for the old habits to reassert themselves again, but now with one more thing to feel bad about?
Here’s a simple idea.
Make a resolution to give yourself a break.
To like yourself, and things, just as they are.
Nothing is wrong. Nothing needs to change. Enjoy. Explore. Have fun. Try something new. Not out of a desire to avoid or change something, but just because. Maybe one of those new things might be trying floatation, maybe not, no worries.
Let go of the ‘shoulds’ and go easy on yourself.
Send this to a friend and give them a break from New Year’s resolutions.