Be Kind To Yourself
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When any New Year arrives, it carries a lot with it: a clean slate, hope for a brighter year, and endless possibilities. It also brings some baggage: TV and radio ads; emails and social media posts encouraging you to lose weight, get in shape, and discover a “new you.”
For too many years, I fell prey to those messages, and my New Year’s resolutions included losing weight and hitting a target number. And every year I failed. Finally, a few years ago I made one New Year’s resolution: to give up resolutions. Now, throughout every year, I try to focus on living a healthy lifestyle and appreciating my body rather than demonizing it — after all, it does nearly everything I ask of it!