Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Happy New Year!! Oh, wait...

I hate using words at the end of the year like "resolution." It just seems really trite to me, I don't really know why.

Instead, at the start of 2016, I decided to use words like "commitment." Or, more accurately, "self-commitment." I have complete commitment to my husband, my family, my friends, my job. When it comes to myself, however, not so much. I ended 2015 sick, physically and mentally wiped out. I had a few days off work and I spent them seeping on the sofa. (You could call it my Ariana Huffington moment.)

That's not good.

That's not a badge of honor.

That's a wake up call.

So my theme for this year is self-commitment. It feels great!

I've committed to keeping a 5-year daily journal. Just a few lines a day every evening to end the day on a positive note.

I've committed to regular exercise, even if it's not "convenient." I'm trying barre classes and adding yoga on other days. Talk about a challenge!

I've committed to putting better photos forward on Instagram. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but I'd rather curate a few beautiful images than a year's worth of mediocre ones.

I've committed to taking the pressure off myself with creating my jewelry. So, no craft shows this year, and I'm stepping way back on what I post on Etsy and accepting custom orders. I'm allowing myself the time to figure out what's next. (And I think I might be on to something!)

By allowing myself to commit to my own well-being, I will be a better wife, family member, friend and employee. So it really doesn't make any sense not to do it.

It's going to be a really good year, I can feel it!