As 2020 wraps up, I want to take a moment to share some tips and reflections that I hope will help you greet the upcoming year with kindness and calm.
Tip #1: Aim for Intention
All the talk of New Year’s resolutions can be overwhelming. Remember that you don’t have to do any of it!
If you DO desire to use the new year to make some changes, it’s OK to not know exactly what that looks like! Consider intentions rather than ‘goals.’ Setting intentions that are personal can be an important part of making meaningful change while remaining flexible if you aren’t quite sure of the details.
• What kind of emotional experiences would you like to cultivate?
• Which values would you like to practice more consistently?
Tip #2: Intention as Resistance
Reflection is a powerful tool for protecting yourself from the violence of oppressive change talk. Exploring your intention can help you to identify and resist the pressure to change yourself based on oppressive messaging.
You don’t have to ‘grind.’
You don’t have to ‘shed,’ ‘burn,’ or ‘blast‘ anything.
Remember: Capitalism lies. Fatphobia lies.
Tip #3: Ditch The New Year Goal Frenzy
Your worth is not determined by your productivity or your weight or how much you earn.
You didn’t ‘waste’ a year. You survived a pandemic.
You don’t have to do anything with next year except live it on your terms.
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