A few weeks into the new year you may or may not be trying to stick to your resolutions set for the next 12 months. If you are like me, and not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, you may have used the opportunity of the year changing to check-in with yourself to acknowledge what has worked for you throughout the past year, what you can and want to improve on or change and what new and/or nourishing experiences you would like to gain and enjoy more during 2018.
With our external world moving faster, events having bigger impacts, news traveling further and reaching us more frequently, and stress almost being a normal constant in our life, why not make 2018 the year during which you consciously slow down to take care of yourself.
Go back to simple things, which have the added benefit of reducing the impact stress can have on us as individuals, such as
- Ensuring you make time to spend with family and friends
- Engaging in (physical) activities you are passionate about
- Rewarding yourself and doing what you enjoy
- Making time for rest and relaxation
- Getting sufficient sleep
and try avoiding activities that waste or zap your time such as aimless browsing on the internet.
So, how about using this year to simply take more care of yourself?