Hey 2016, I know a lot of people have been down on you, saying what a terrible year you were. I want you to know that I thought you were just fine. I had my share of joy and sorrow. Triumphs and failures, good days, and days when I felt I should not have left my bed. Overall, however, I leave you feeling well. Feeling like I accomplished what I set out to do, and what you allowed me to do over your 12 lovely months. Grow. I have created new rituals, and continued old favorites. Did I do them perfectly? Every day? Without faltering? Of course not. But that is not what matters. What matters is that I am a little bit better at the end of 2016 than I was at the start. A little stronger, a little more confident.
What I am asking you to do right now, is to think about the progress you made over the last year, and congratulate yourself. Are you a little bit better than where you started? Great…keep going. Don’t rewrite your story, edit it to fit who you are now. Honour yourself by choosing to continue the things you do for your health, soul and joy. 2017 is all about honouring your rituals.
It is my pledge to help and support you on this journey. Look for a journal entry every Monday with tips and ideas for self care rituals you can easily add into your life. 2017 here we come.