Saturday, December 28, 2013

To Resolve or Not

As the year winds down many of us take the opportunity to reflect on the past 12 months and I for one love that about December.  When you're in it, you can't always tell that you're moving forward.  With reflection we can see growth, we come to appreciate what we have, how far we've come and how much we have to be grateful for. We also come to see where work is still needed.

 I came across Alain de Botton's School of Life blog Making Resolutions and I found it very thought provoking;  "A resolution always hovers over a grave inner conflict and constitutes a vow by one part of ourselves against another..."  I've resolved in the past to change things I did not like about myself. Today I resolve to improve on the things I do like.  The more I work on myself, the less I'm effected by external factors and the less I need from others.  When you take care of yourself you can in return take care of others, give freely, love wholly and bring happiness to others lives.  Surprisingly enough when we focus on the things we're happy with and continue with them, the things we're not so happy about start to resolve themselves. But while on the path to your best self remember that not everybody else is.  And that's really not your business.  You can't change others but you can however choose how you react to them - that's all YOU.

No matter what your goals are for the new year I wish you much success.  If you're striving to be your best self it won't be easy but it will be worth it.  

Happy new year, in good health and fitness. xoxo