When we place a pen on the blank page that is 2022, many of the resolutions we conjure up have something to do with our physical bodies. So, by the time March leaps forward, and we’ve not managed to cut out meat, ditch alcohol or do three sweat-infused Peloton miles per day we planned to, we feel like we’ve failed and call the entire year off. We give up, when in fact, we were setting ourselves up for a season of disappointment.
We’re so much more than fleshy physical beings, and you look beyond the physical you and include the mental, emotional and perhaps spiritual parts of you too, your goals can feel less prescriptive, less rigid. Whether it’s finding a deeper connection to nature, examining your belief system, working on feeling neutral about your appearance or being kinder to yourself in general, going beyond the physical might feel more doable, as there are fewer measurables to be hard on yourself with. You are many things, more than just a body; let your hopes and goals reflect that fact.