“And then I learned the spiritual journey had nothing to do with being nice. It was about being real, authentic. Having boundaries. Honoring my space first, others second. And in this space of self-care being nice just happened it flowed not motivated by fear but love.” Michelle Colak
In the past, I’ve not been one for new year’s resolutions. I was good, I was content- who needs em?!
Turns out, I need them. (insert raised hand here)
I know many of us felt the weight of 2016, maybe that’s why I needed the new year and resolutions so desperately this time. During the week between christmas and new year’s eve I shut down. I was a potato on the couch- wrapped in a comforter, barely moving. But when 2017 hit I was out the door- literally.
The first day of the new year I warmed up with a run and jumped into yoga and blogilates.
At the beginning of January I had some loose resolutions that I knew would solidify over the month of January. Why is there this pressure to define our goals or resolutions in a day? Our world is moving too fast. We’re pressured to define everything by January 1st and if we don’t meet this expectation we feel like we’ve failed or that we’ve missed the opportunity.
I think it will surprise no one that I take a slower approach to resolutions and goals. I take the month of January to work out the kinks, to solidify things, to change resolutions as I grow and change. Give yourself more than one day to set up your year.