Are you thinking: “Why is she sending me an email about New Year’s resolutions now?”
Because they are important indicators.
Consider that, according to Time Magazine, the top five resolutions are
- lose weight and get fit,
- quit smoking,
- learn something new,
- eat healthier and diet, and
- be less stressed.
Yes, these are worthy resolutions (I have even made each one myself), but they indicate an upsetting undercurrent. Can you sense it? The underlying whisper says: “You aren’t enough. You need to do more, be more, be better.” Do you also hear: “You have to, you should,” and the insidious, “You will be happy when ______.”
Every statement that begins this way stems from a longing that cannot be satisfied by quick fixes, such as starting a new hobby or losing a few pounds.
So this year, let’s try a different idea, one that drops striving, affects our core level, and then naturally yields what we desire in our lives. Let’s make an un-resolution (and pssst … it’s not what you think).
Stay tuned for “What is an un-resolution” in my next post.