I’m sure that you have likely already read several articles about kicking off another year, creating new years resolutions, or all the ways you need to improve yourself in 2023.
While making changes – sustainable ones – can be a good thing and can at times improve your life, it’s okay if the pressure to create new resolutions or even more so, the pressure to keep those resolutions is something you’re not jiving with as you enter the new year. You’ll find no judgment from me! In fact, I’ve struggled for years with the idea that somehow the end of a year and the beginning of another one simultaneously means that somehow I wasn’t enough, or didn’t do enough previously and that unless I make changes (and usually society makes us believe these changes have to be in multiple areas of our lives!) I won’t be enough. Enough what? Liked enough? Smart enough? Skinny enough? Zen enough?
Don’t get me wrong, in reality there are multiple things that could likely improve in my life. Some of those might even mean I would have a more fulfilling or happier life. However, none of those changes would make me more. Or enough. Why? Because I am already enough, just as I am. And, so are you!