Resolutions - Be Kind to Yourself
Though it is my goal not to make resolutions this year, perhaps this is one I will try to keep, be kind to yourself.
Bascially, all the things I would resolve to do are already things I am trying to do - eat healthier, exercise more, get more organized, save more money.
Funny thing I've found about resolutions. When you're feeling good, they are easy to keep. When life, as it inevitably does, adds stress, they become harder. I suppose those are the times that challenge us - to keep the resolutions even through the hard times.
But, I've been through a very hard year. I have lost someone very very dear to me, perhaps the most dear.
That has set into motion a chain of events that have been extremely painful and stressful. Unfortunately, stress has a way of kicking everything into overdrive - including any physical problems like fibromyalgia.
There is no way out of certain things. For me, the only way is to try to stay in the present moment as much as possible and take things one step at a time. Try to find support in whatever way you can, whether that be through friends, family or faith.
Looking at everything all at once becomes too overwhelming and really is self-defeating in many ways for me. Just one step at a time.
And above all, be kind to yourself, love yourself, give yourself a break. There is another side to all this, focus on that. Think of how good you will feel and focus on the positive.
I write this for myself and for anyone going through anything similar. Sometimes the best resolution is to be kind to ourselves.
I wish everyone a wonderful 2013!