I don’t really make resolutions. I’ve had the same one since I was 19 years old: to continue to mend the relationship with myself & to try to make the most of every day.
This year, I decided to kick off the new year with some much needed reminders:
Food is meant to have calories because Calories. Are. Energy.
The happiest you’ve ever been won’t be the happiest you’ll ever be.
An eating disorder will do more harm to your body than a bowl of pasta ever will.
Weight loss won’t fix a negative body image.
Your body is your home, not a to-do list of things to “fix.”
It’s not going to be easy, but it’ll be worth it.
You are stronger than your struggles.
You always have & always will be enough.
Social media is a highlight reel and New Years may just be the most aggressive reel of them all. In the upcoming weeks, your feed may be flooded with pictures and videos of everyone living their best lives with their new resolutions. I want you to know that it’s okay. It is okay to go into the new year struggling. A change in date does not erase all of the pain you are carrying from the year before. But, if the new year proves anything, it’s that whatever tried to beat you, lost.
Very few individuals will show all of the ups and all of the downs…you know what life is really like. I don’t know about you, but I think it’s admirable to be able to admit “things have been hard, but I’m still standing.” I think that’s something to be proud of. I think that’s much more impressive than saying how perfect everything is all of the time.
So let’s be kind to ourselves and everyone around us. No one and I mean NO ONE has it together all of the time. We are all trying to figure things out the best we can. We all fought battles this year. We all made it through.
Here’s to doing that again and hoping this year is the best one yet.