I start each new day with good intentions, but when it is the beginning of a new year, I look at my good intentions from a wider angle. No good intentions for just one day, but good intentions for a whole year. How do I want my life to be in the next 12 months?
When I compare my latest new year’s resolutions with the ones from past years, I notice that my new year’s resolutions are changed. Previous years my main goal was to have a slimmer body. It wasn’t my main goal consciously, my main goal was to overcome my burn-out, but it seemed the most concrete target to feel good about myself. If I would have a slim body, at least my social value would increase.
These unrealistic ideologies are no longer a big part of my new year’s resolutions, but they are still present in them. This because I still have to learn to accept and love myself unconditionally. They are present, but they do not rule. On the contrary, it is now the unconditional love and acceptance for who I am which have a dominant place in my new year’s resolutions.
Unconditional self-acceptance, unconditional self-love and making decisions without the judgment of fear, those are my new year’s resolutions for 2020.
I recently stumbled upon a quote in which I fell in love with immediately. This quote symbolises what I am currently trying to accomplish in life. I found it so powerful and comprehensive that it has become my daily affirmation.
“I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion and where it isn’t, that’s where my work lies.”
This quote from Ram Dass could be my life resolution.
For now, I will settle with my new year’s resolutions for 2020; unconditional self-acceptance, unconditional self-love, making decisions without the judgment of fear, and a slim body.