This time of year rolls around and we sit and think about how we're going to change; often we come up with spur of the moment resolutions because we feel like we should. Realistically the second week of January hits us and we've realised that we haven't stuck to our resolutions. This leaves us with feelings of guilt and shame and as if we've failed the year before the first month's even up.
Can you see where I'm going with this... After having read Sarah Knight's latest book 'You Do You' (which is the sequel to 'The Life Changing Magic Of Not Giving a F*ck and Get Your Sh*t Together), I've decided to take a different stance on new year resolutions this year. 2018 is the year of self-care and 'being you'. Too many of us are rushing around like headless chickens trying to please others. However, what we fail to remember is that if we aren't looking after ourselves then we'll reach burn out and won't be able to help others. Think of the analogy that when you're on a plane they ask you to 'put your oxygen mask on before helping anyone else'. If you don't you simply won't have the ability to help the person next to you. It's no surprise that life works in the same way.
So following on from Sarah's book I've decided that 2018 will be the year of 'Me Do Me'. This isn't to say I'm going to turn into the most selfish, spoilt human going it's simply to make myself aware that allowing time to go to the gym, read a book or reset in an Epsom salt bath is hugely important to my overall wellbeing and my ability to be... good at my job, a caring daughter, a loving girlfriend and a shoulder for my friends to cry on. Ultimately it's about looking after yourself in order to be there for others. Too often we can run ourselves into the ground worrying about those around us and miss what's right in front of us (I've seen it happen before). So I recommend for you to do the same as we all take on 2018 as the year of You Do You.