A Gentler Way to Approach New Years Resolutions

We put a lot of pressure on January and on New Years resolutions. It’s true that it can be a great time to start a new habit, especially after all of that delicious holiday food. However, nothing magical happens on January 1 and you aren’t going to wake up a different person all of a sudden!


That being said, I do love approaching January as a fresh start and as a time to set some intentions for the new year.


Here are a few ideas for a gentler way to approach setting goals for yourself for the new year. Because we could all be a bit more gentle with ourselves with everything going on in the world right now!


  • Instead of “resolving” to change, what can you focus on? Even setting one or two intentions can be a great way to stay focused on your priorities.

  • Instead of beating yourself up for not keeping your January resolution, how can you keep improving? Your journey to self-improvement is not always a straight line and that is ok!

  • Instead of making one lofty improbable goal or resolution, how about several small attainable ones?

  • Instead of choosing a goal for an entire year, how about one month? Or even one week? Then reassess and refine your goal to see if you want to keep it or change it.




Wishing you a restful end of the year and a nourishing start to 2022.


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