“New Year, New Me!!” How many times have we heard that since January 1st? While I understand what people mean, it’s just not for me! Personally, I don’t think it’s a healthy message to send to ourselves. It also feels like a tremendous amount of pressure right out of the gate! To me, telling ourself we need to be a “new me” feels the same as saying, we are not “enough”. There are so many places in life that tear us down and tell us we’re not good enough, let’s be determined to not be one of those places!
I wonder if it’s healthier and more productive if instead, we hit the refresh button on our self-love each year! What if we get rid of the “New Year, New Me” message and replace it with a “New Year, New Love” mindset? Each year, we learn so much about ourselves and gain so many valuable life lessons. Why on earth would we not bring that wise person into our new year? Let’s just throw more love at last year’s “me”!
We are all works in progress and the “New Year, New Love” mindset allows us to celebrate where we’ve been, how far we’ve come and where we want to go. The fuel needed to get where we want and need to go is self-love. My way to define self-love, is it’s that kind, loving and supportive conversation with yourself backed up by the choices you make throughout the day. It’s what you think to yourself, say to yourself and do for yourself. A new year is a great time to hit the refresh button on that love and remind ourselves that is our fuel!
Rather than the pressure to be new and perfect, let’s just take small steps each and every day toward a loving, healthy, productive life. Let’s remind ourselves we’re worthy and we’re enough. Self-love fuel will help us spread more love and attract more love. It will help us develop a healthier lifestyle. It will give us the strength to walk away from people and situations that don’t line up with our health, peace and joy. It will ignite dreams in your heart and make them a reality. I’ve worked too hard on the old me to ask for a new me…how about you?
So Happy New Year…Happy New Love!
3 thoughts on ““New Year, New Me!!”…Oh Hell No!!”
You are right with this post Sharon. Simply because a new year arrives, that does not mean that all our flaws, skills, talent, etc. will suddenly change. No! it will not. We come into the new year the same as we were the previous year. The smart thing to do is to learn how to work with what we have, and not try to be someone else. I also see how a lack of self-love can contribute to this mentality. In my opinion, ultimately, regardless of our resolutions, every year comes with its own twist and turns. Only God knows how tomorrow will be for everybody. In all that we do, we need to commit our actions into God’s hands. It is God who will establish our paths and protect us. God’s blessings are numerous, and there is a joy in being in his presence. Prayers work and faith is key. We all need to build a solid relationship with God. Once again, thank you for this post sister, and have yourself a fantastic new year. <3 <3
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Thank you for reading and for your beautiful perspective!
You are welcome