February 1, 2012
So, what was it? Did you promise to give up fast food this year or to take on more side projects? Did you pledge to stop dating men who play videogames? Maybe this year you swore to work out five times a week until 2013. Well, it’s February 1st and I have a reality check for your resolution: things promised in the midst of New Year’s excitement and between glasses of champagne rarely stick. Sorry, but it’s true. I know because I’ve tried many times to stick to my New Year’s resolutions and they never work out. I forget, don’t take it seriously enough, or get caught up in my excitement and set the bar too high. Either way I end up feeling worse about my situation by mid-January. #ResolutionFail
Really though, at the heart, resolutions are about change. They are about believing the newness that comes with a fresh, new calendar will mean bigger and better in our lives. This means willing and working ourselves closer to our goals. The intent behind the resolution is great, but who knows if the goal you set for yourself will even have meaning for you come summertime.
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Maybe it’s time to try something different. A complete lifestyle shift. Instead of resolving to do random tasks (which you probably don’t want to do anyway), why not try changing your overall mindset? What if you focused more on giving yourself the time, space, and consideration to really grow? What if you committed to…loving yourself?
Wait one second, missy. I’m not taking about putting on a crown and calling yourself The Barbie Princess. And I’m not talking about telling your friends and family to kick rocks so that you can selfishly “Do You.” I’m talking about undergoing a transformation with us over the next thirty days so you can learn new ways to give more to yourself and those in your life. This will allow you to improve your frame of mind in order to achieve greater things—for your career, your relationships and your health. More self-love then self-lust.
And the outcome? Who knows. Maybe you won’t stick with us as we grow each day. But we hope you leave with something lasting rather than something that is thrown away along with those silly cone hats. Welcome to 30 Days of Made: Love Yourself Edition, Day 1.
This article was part of our series "30 Days of Made: Love Yourself". Each day we released updates of videos, poetry, images, and original content, all based on the theme of loving yourself. Click the link to read more!