My New Year’s Resolution…

I’m not usually a huge one for New Year’s resolutions because I don’t want to feel useless when I don’t manage to stick to them them. But this year I reckon I came up with a good one…

“I’m going to keep trying to be the best version of myself that I can be.”

I like this one because it is big and brave but gives me a lot of wriggle room. It’s also full of compassion and understanding about myself.

I will KEEP trying to be the best version of myself that I can be because that is what I am already doing. I am actively engaged with myself to always try and better myself in emotional, physical and spiritual ways … and so long as I keep on that path then I’m good.

I will keep TRYING to be the best version of myself that I can be because making an effort and having good intentions is what’s important to me, not achieving some sort of perfect result.

I will keep trying to be the best version of MYSELF because that’s all that I can be. I can’t be like the other perfect, slim, uber-groomed, sugar-free, paleo, carb-free, marathon running women in the world because that’s them, not me. I can’t be like anyone else because they are not me. I am the only me there is so striving to be the best version of me is all I can and will do.

My New Years resolution includes room for me to be messy and imperfect some of the time. It includes understanding that I am a flawed human being who is still developing emotionally. It includes accepting that I can still turn to unhealthy habits in times of stress and heightened emotion and changing those habits is going to take time. And it includes room for acknowledging the huge strides I have already taken in my life (the main one being getting sober over five years ago!!).

My New Year’s resolution this year is such a good one I intend to keep it for many years to come.

Love, Mrs D xxx

  1. EmJ 7 years ago

    Spot on! Thanks once again. Keep u[ the good work amazing lady!

  2. sara3930 7 years ago

    I needed this tonight! Really spoke to me, to my exact feelings, trying to overcome those “sour” parts of my personality! Thanks MrsD!

  3. Choosewisely 7 years ago

    I really like this, thanks, accepting we are flawed human beings who used to use booze to deal with pretty much everything does take time to change. Old habits die harder.

  4. hummingbird 7 years ago

    I love this thanks

  5. Anonymous 7 years ago

    Good timing for me to see this….i am a few days away from my 1 year mark and have been floundering alittle. Not really focused on improvements. . I haven’t stopped online shopping though xmas is over…justifying rewards for myself! There is a bit of thrill in it! I need to get back to ME and be conscious of my behavior and thinking. My connection with God remains strong and I am always grateful! Thank you!

  6. peacelily 7 years ago

    Love this! Thank you!

  7. elhall 7 years ago

    I was thinking along similar lines this year Mrs. D. You express this perfectly!

  8. Trisha 7 years ago

    What a beautiful message to share. I love your line I am the only me there is.
    Perfect message on so many levels. Thank you Mrsd

  9. Janet 7 years ago

    I love your resolution its perfect! If we could only see ourselves as our very best friend does and treat ourselves with compassion, support and love all day everyday wouldn’t life be so much richer and fuller. Just being who we are, loving that person and not trying to be anyone else. I think its how it’s meant to be!
    From where I stand you are one pretty cool lady @mrs-d!

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