You did so much last year. You may not think you did, but I promise you that you did. Some of you may not have included how many school lunches you made or finding your way through postpartum depression or how many times you got up with a fussy baby or going back to work after maternity leave on your Christmas card, but they should be acknowledged somewhere. I made myself a list of all the things I did last year. Everything from staying mostly patient with a teething toddler to grieving personal loss to running and growing this company. Then I thanked myself. I actually typed it out – THANK YOU, SELF. I think you should do it too. This is the month for renewal. It’s not the month to think about all you didn’t do last year and then guilt yourself into doing more this year. Renewal comes from recognizing all that you did do and, coming from that place of gratitude and compassion, deciding what you WANT to do this year. Or just this month. Or just today.
+ Write in a journal every day. Even if it’s just on the notepad of your phone and even if it’s just one sentence!
+ Make a list of all of the hard things you did in 2018. Thank yourself for being so strong.
+ Spend at least 15 minutes outside every day. Could be a walk or a run or the park or you could just sit on your front porch.
+ Clean out one small space in your home every day or just once a week! Even if it’s just one drawer a day in your kitchen.
+ Start something new just because it sounds fun.
+ Schedule one thing every day that you have been putting off. You’ll be amazed how much lighter you’ll feel when you cross them off!
+ Follow Alex Elle and get inspired by her quotes.