It’s that time of year again. It’s all about the “new year-new me” mentality. We strive to better ourselves, for what…a week? All before the failed resolutions come crashing down only to be revisited next January.
Last year I decided it was ridiculous to be on the roller coaster of continuous failing to live up to my own yearly expectations.
So, I made resolutions that would help me appreciate my life for what it is, not for what I wanted it to be. Because isn’t that what most of our resolutions involve? At the end of the day, isn’t it just about loving our life a little more?
That’s great. Make your life better! But I feel like in trying to better ourselves and our lives, we forget one crucial thing: to love ourselves and the lives we’ve been given.
When we love ourselves, we make room for grace when we fail. And yes, you will fail. Not to say you won’t accomplish your resolutions for 2021 either, but we have to remember that we’re all simply human and there will be times when we don’t measure up.
And that is okay.
My main goals for 2020 were to essentially: push myself outside my comfort zone, to love my life, and also love myself.
My life isn’t perfect and there are times when I really don’t like myself.
But I love my life because I’ve stopped looking for everything I don’t have.
Instead, I focused on all that I do. I’m blessed. Life is crazy, but it is good.
Of course 2020 was quite the year to focus on self-improvement, but through the craziness that was last year, I did become a better version of myself.
I think last year put our values into perspective.
I’ll always be working on myself; because it’s a lifelong journey, right?
But, when I focus on God first, I find the pieces begin to fall more into place.
So, that being said: what are the resolutions you can actually maintain for the duration of this year?
Think about all that you have and all that you are working for. Maybe the answers are right there in front of you.
Here’s to 2021!
Hi! My name is Rachel. I love to write. Write about life, love, and reflect on how the past builds the future. Mostly, I love to tell stories because I believe there is something about stories that brings the world closer together. You can check out some of my writing reflections here at Rachel Writes.