2021! There’s something so refreshing about a new year; some refreshing feeling that you’ve been given a clean slate. Of course, we all know that the organization of days, weeks, months and years is a theoretical construct and every single day can be a new opportunity to start fresh. I was on The Rhode Show this past Friday for the weekly Rhody Roundup (always so fun!) and one of the discussion points was New Year’s resolutions, and this was one of my points — that starting anew doesn’t have to wait until a specific date on the calendar, nor does it have to be a massive commitment that often sets you up to fail. Instead, consider small resolutions, and fun resolutions. Commit to take the path of positivity and kindness in a frustrating situation. Resolve to stick to a new self-care regime; maybe that’s a weekly yoga class or introducing just 10 minutes of daily meditation. Promise yourself you’ll pursue something you’ve always wanted to learn that serves you in no other way than just bringing you joy (for me, that’s learning to play the ukulele…the one I got for my daughter for Christmas that will now serve as a fabulous post-Covid party trick). The title of this post, New Year, Same You, is meant to remind that you don’t need to be a “new you,” but that times of “newness” — be it a new day or a new year — invites the opportunity to be the same you, only a better version of yourself. I remember getting my makeup done for a taping once and the makeup artist said his job wasn’t to make us look different but make us the best version of ourselves. “Only with a ton of gloss, honey,” he added.
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