Hi love bugs!
So sorry I’ve been M.I.A. as of late. The bustling holiday time had me wrapped up **pun intended** in all the joys and magic of the season. As I took down my Christmas decorations today, I felt my heart sink as the season officially comes to a close.
This got me thinking: how do we keep that feeling of magic going after the holidays are over?
New Year’s resolutions have become a total cliche, and saying things like “New Year New Me” is something most people now laugh at, but why not still embrace these little mantras? They can seem silly or trite, but they make entering a new year seem like an exciting opportunity to embark on, rather than just the meaningless passing of time.
My new years resolution? To take care of myself: body, mind, and soul. Life goes so quickly, and in the day to day chaos of job searching and moving into our own homes and grocery shopping and starting to pay our own bills and dating and all the other craziness that comes with being a 20something, most of us are just trying to keep our heads above water. In all this clutter, it’s the easiest thing in the world to forget to take the time to care for ourselves. We put the things we want to do aside and tell ourselves we’ll do them later, but often never do.
We know what we’re supposed to do for self-care, of course. We should get 8 hours of sleep, eat healthy, go to the gym, meditate, drink tea, journal, burn candles, exfoliate and moisturize, pray, floss, etc., etc.. We know! We know!
Speaking of cheesy and cliche, my super adorable mother sent my sister and me this motivational quote today: “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way, if not, you’ll find an excuse.”– Jim Rohn
I’m pretty sure she intended it to motivate me to make moves on publishing my book, apply for some better paying jobs, and get my own place, but it totally works for this too… right?
I’m not suggesting we all say “screw it” and quit our jobs and stop paying our bills, but simply to remember the importance of self-care amongst all the other trappings of our days.
And, as always, remember to be kind to yourself and others.
Happy New Year!
Sending you all my love today and always, my little chickadees.
Now get out there and be awesome.