We often lose focus of ourselves in our busy lives, which can negatively impact our mental and physical health. There’s always something that needs to be done for someone else. Well, this year, turn the spotlight back on you.
If you’re still looking for a New Year’s Resolution, start by looking inward. What is it you really need to improve your well-being, which will then translate across all areas of your life as well as your relationships with others? Let’s look at six self-care promises for 2017…
1. Be Kinder to Yourself
The idea of setting weight loss goals or other similar goals is that you’re implying you’ve failed and need to be improved. While getting a bit of exercise and eating better can ultimately improve how you feel at any given time, you shouldn’t choose a resolution as a punishment for yourself.
ElephantJournal.com explains that it’s all fine and dandy to resolve to get into better shape, but you should ask yourself, “Am I doing it for myself, or for others?” Determine whether your goals are for your own satisfaction, and not to meet the perceived standards of those around you, notes the source.