This year, focus on living. Concentrate on fully living the life you have been gifted. Make your resolutions to be a better person, to exercise more, and to find that fountain of youth you so desperately desire. Craft whatever goals make you happy, but don’t let them become you.
Let this year be the time you choose to live your life to its fullest.
Let it be the year you decide to jump into opportunity rather than run further from it. Make it be the year you hike to the highest mountain at sunset with your loved ones. Let it be the year you take control of your life rather than letting time take control of it.
This year, let’s aim to live just a little bit more.
Time, as we all regrettably know, is running out. It doesn’t last forever – although, if you find that fountain of youth, let us know! Your life doesn’t have to be quantified by the hours you spend working, the time you spend driving your morning commute, or the moments you spend contemplating your next loan payment.
Instead, let it be filled with what makes life worthwhile.
Let your life shine with laughter, love, and happiness. Be good to yourself. Don’t forget to take care of your own soul when chaos hits; when you forget what day of the week it is. Give yourself the time you need to move on from whatever held you back in the past. Don’t hold tight to whatever hurt or demeaned you. Let go of the thing that swallowed your entire life’s meaning whole; the thing that spit it back out etched with toxicity and pain.
You are so much more than you know. Your life means something. YOU mean something.
Create your resolutions if it makes you happy; if it helps you be you just a little bit more. But folks, for your own sake, remember to live. If that means you spend this year focusing on yourself, your happiness, and your personal growth with no resolutions in sight – have at it!
We aren’t the same. What helps one get through trauma will be different for you. But we can’t let society-driven traditions like New Year’s resolutions prevent us from feeling good about ourselves.
If setting a goal to eat better this year makes you happy, do it. But don’t let a few days – or months – of sliding off the bandwagon harm your self-love.
Living – The Action Your Life Deserves
In the end, we are only human. We go through change and deal with hardships and for the most part, we come out okay. Perhaps not all the time, but most of it. And that, friends, is perfectly acceptable.
You don’t need to try to be anyone or anything else. You needn’t push yourself into a direction unfit for your personal goals. If you aren’t interested in an opportunity, it’s always okay to say no. You have every right to take care of yourself.
Remember to hold tight the people who make you feel whole; the folks who help when life gets sour. But remember to help them when necessary. For how meaningful is life if the people we love aren’t around to enjoy it with?
This year, love yourself – if only a little bit more. Take the time to enjoy the life you have. Don’t let pettiness, a troubled past, or an unforgiveable action by another demean your growth. Try not to let anything turn your year into something less wonderful than it is.
We are all worthy of being our best selves. Why not start now?