With New Years Eve happening today, it's hard to not think about that pesky resolution you may or may not be making for the upcoming year. Instead of conjuring up inflexible goals like losing 60 pounds or stop smoking cold turkey, why not make a promise to love yourself no matter what the outcome of 2015 may be. We often get caught up with these unrealistic goals and once we think we won't achieve them, its only normal to feel like quitting. Let's be kind to ourselves this year and make it the best one yet!
1. Baby Steps
If losing weight is on your agenda this year, give yourself time to get into the routine of working out and eating right. Channel your inner Jillian Micheals and accept that anything worth working towards takes time and it isn't going to happen overnight. Be kind to yourself and if you have hick ups or cheats along the way, accept them and move on.
2. Stop Criticizing Yourself
As women, we are our worst critics. This is the year to stop judging yourself and start loving yourself! Criticizing yourself is wasted energy and it doesn't do you any good. This is the only body you will ever have, so why not embrace it for what it is and start living your life.
3. Reach Out
If you feel like you have lost touch with someone who you often think about, chances are that they are thinking about you too. Whether it be an old friendship, lost love, or family member that drifted away; this year is about living your life without regrets and reaching out to people who are important to you.
4. Live In The Moment
The only moment you will ever has is now, so stop worrying about the past or present and live in today. If you have a hard time staying focused on the now, things like meditating and yoga can do wonders for a busy mind.
5. Challenge Yourself
Whether it's a cooking class or getting that PhD, challenge yourself to learning something new this year. As we get older, we need to remember to continue to learn new things to keep our minds sharp. Taking a class will not only build your confidence but it has also been shown in many studies that higher learning attainment helps decrease the risk of diseases like Alzheimer's.
Xo Calie & Sarina