I’m not one that is big on New Year’s resolutions (e.g. it’s the middle of February). However, I think it is important to work on something each year. I read a story about someone that created a bunch of mantras for the upcoming year. I like this idea and am curious how to incorporate such a concept into my life.
This past year has been a challenge on many different levels. I sustained the worst injury of my life. It was another year away from what I considered home for 35 years. I’ve changed a lot and yet I’m still largely stuck in the same patterns and the same ruts as before.
So while the idea of mantras sounds amazingly appealing, I have in the past had a very difficult time incorporating new habits (and breaking old habits). So why is this time different? What makes me think this is a workable idea? I don’t know!
Here goes anyway!
February’s Mantra: Love and Be Compassionate With Myself!
Like many, I struggle with depression. I struggle with self doubt. I struggle with self love. I struggle and I beat myself up over my struggles. Unfortunately, this self perpetuates and compounds my feelings. But, it doesn’t need to be this way.
I like myself, but I have a hard time loving myself (not like that…..jeez). So February, a month of love, shall be a chance to fall in love with myself.