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You Are Enough

TreeGirl

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We always think of the coming year with what we need to do more of, get better at, etc.  Aren't we just telling ourselves we didn't do life well enough this year?  We weren't successful enough this year?  Think about what you did this past year.  You ran, maybe you did some strength work, maybe you went to yoga, maybe you learned to meditate. You juggled the needs of your job, kids, school, parents, loved ones, neighbors, etc.  You did enough.  You are enough.  Think about the coming year differently.

What did you really enjoy that you want to do more of in 2020?  What were you successful at that you want to do more of in 2020?  If you didn't do something that you really wanted to, don't focus on why you didn't do it, focus on how you can do it in the future.  Maybe it's not possible in 2020 but if it's something you really want to do, make a plan for it.  Prioritize at least one thing you want to have happen in 2020 that is deeply important to you but not because society says so.  Because YOU say so.

1. what I really enjoyed and will do more of in 2020: hikes with Chris and Lucy the dog

2. what was I successful at and will to do it more: listening and responding to what my body and soul needs (and ignoring what societal pressures tell me)

3. what I didn't do but will do: trail race with friends

There's probably a lot of little things in there you can add to each of the 3 but dig deep and see what you can come up with that speaks to the work you did in 2019 and the knowledge that what you really want is important. 

Yes, I realize many of you here are in your heads saying "I didn't train hard enough; I didn't run fast enough; I didn't get enough sleep; I didn't....."  Whatever.  You can't fix what happened but you have to move your mind to place of acknowledging that battering yourself for not being enough is getting you no where.  Be proud of whatever you did in 2019. 

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Good advice Tree Girl.  I make a few New Year's resolutions each year, but don't really think of them as correcting what happened the previous year.  Instead, I figure you're either improving or you're regressing in life, so my resolutions are about me progressing further through life's journey.  Yes, I guess its about improving myself, but I'm typically pretty content with where I am.  Its sorta like a cherry on top of an ice cream sundae - if its not there, its a delicious dessert, but with that cherry, its even better!  Happy new year and hope 2020 is excellent for you and all!

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I think sometimes we get caught up in comparing ourselves with others or worrying what others may think.

As someone who is/has comeback from a long injury all i can say is that I'm so grateful that I've been able to run some miles this year. 

Happy New Year!

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I never do New Year's resolutions. Every day is another opportunity to try being better. Someone somewhere is probably making money off of the whole NYR thing.

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