Resolutions, new beginnings, and a fresh start- it’s that time of year!
We started out this year asking ourselves: “What are some expectations you have set for yourself in the new year?” Here are some of our reflections:
“To take care of me first.”
“Practicing yoga, being more positive about life. Focusing on the mind, body, and spirit- helping my fellow women who are living with this illness.”
“Go back to school.”
“To love myself more, to love others more, to help more, to stay positive, to smile more, to journal efficiently, talk more, laugh more, share more, face advocacy with an open heart, and try to work on my disclosure in a way that represents others, as well as myself without feeling guilty.”
“Form healthy habits in my emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual wellness.”
One theme that seemed to resonate with all of us this New Year is that they were committed to putting ourselves first!
Before an airplane takes flight, the flight attendants go over emergency procedures. If the plane has an emergency, they always advise you to put your oxygen mask on first, before you can help others to put theirs on. You have to help yourself in order to help others.
In this New Year, what will you do for yourself first?