Even if you’re not a believer in New Year’s resolutions, do yourself the favor of setting a positive intention for the coming months:
I will be comfortable in my own skin.
By “my own skin,” you may mean your physical self, your body, or you may mean your inner self. Whatever age you are – and whether you’re dealing with signs of aging, scars, skin conditions or any other attribute that you consider less than desirable – remember that your skin is a reflection of who you are. You may have laugh lines from smiling, freckles from time spent outdoors, a scar from a surgery. Think about the experiences that gave you these “imperfections” that make you an individual. Would you really trade these moments in life for a slight change in appearance? Acknowledge what was truly within your control, and that which was not – and then move on from it.
If you’re working on issues of a less physical nature, give yourself plenty of time and space to just be. Get up 15 minutes earlier and sit in silence while you sip your morning mug of warm water with lemon. Keep in mind this quote from Maria Robinson: “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
Wishing you a new year filled with peace, comfort and joy.