The key to a successful year is to stop making New Year resolutions. Yes. Counterintuitive. But making, and breaking, New Year Resolutions is so…Bridget Jones. It’s just old. Bring in the new. Start with self-acceptance. When I watched Lizzo in her red Santa suite wagging her butt and doing her hair toss at the end of her Madison Square Garden performance, I thought, ummm, she’s at risk for heart disease and diabetes. (I can’t help it; I’m a doctor.) But, damn if I didn’t wish that I had a smidge of her love-me-don’t-judge-me bravado, and take-me-as-I-am-world confidence. I want some of that!!
Second, add a little self-actualization. Who are you? When you take away the kids, the job, the partner, the friends…who are you? Take thirty days, more if you have to, just to figure that out. Once you are able to clearly define yourself, commit to doing ONE THING, everyday, that aligns with your true self. When all of those “one things” add up, you will find your joy, and quench that unyielding yearning for something “more to life than this”. Today, not New Year’s Day, today is the first day of the rest of your life.
There you have it; spread the word.