What if making resolutions was something you committed yourself to every single day. For example, striving to love yourself just as you are, or being conscientious to listening more than speaking, or looking in the mirror and saying one kind thing about yourself every day. Resolutions are commitments we make to ourselves. When we strive to better ourselves and our life there is a ripple effect. We serve as examples and teachers and mentors for others. Being kind to yourself can suddenly make it feel easier to be kind to others. When you love yourself even on your hardest days, it is that much easier to find compassion and empathy for others.
This year make a different kind of resolution, one that lifts you up not weighs you down. Commit to your personal internal self growth on a moment to moment basis. There is no need to create resolutions in your mind that becomes a small black box that traps you into perhaps feeling guilt or fear or failure. Commit to yourself and strive to stay present and embodied as much as you can no matter what happens externally or what turmoils arise internally. Whenever the internal mind chatter arises come back to your breath, come back to the present moment, describe objectively what is going on around you. This can help to cultivate awareness that when you are living in the actual present moment nothing is ever truly that bad but perhaps even peaceful. I wish you all a happy and healthy new year!