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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

After reading Pixie's idea to practice more self-love in 2014 instead of making resolutions, I came across this article by Louise Jensen:

Are you making New Yearís Resolutions? Many of us are hurling toward 2014 with good intentions and the hope that next year we can transform ourselves into the people we want to be.

Put the brakes on! There's only one thing you need to develop next year: Self-love. Yep, itís that simple. If we take a look at five of the most common resolutions of 2013 you'll see why.

1. Eat healthily.

If you practice self-love, you will begin to respect your body in a way you never thought possible. Naturally, you will want to fuel yourself with the cleanest foods available, meaning a healthier, slimmer you.

2. Drink less alcohol.

There's nothing wrong with the odd social drink if you choose to do so, but practice self-love and any excess bingeing borne out of self loathing will naturally grind to a halt.

3. Quit smoking.

With self-love comes gratitude. The human body is awesome and capable of so many great things, you wonít want to potentially affect your health through cigarettes.

4. Save money.

With self-love comes an inner tranquility and contentment. The need to fill time with activities or shopping to give ourselves that endorphin release becomes a thing of the past. There is happiness to be found in just Being.

5. Better work/life balance

Through self-love, you learn to recognize your own value, know that itís OK to say no, set boundaries, and put your own needs first. You can be a team player at work without compromising your family and social time.

So ditch the lists, you donít need them, or the hard time you may give yourself if your resolve weakens (a slice of chocolate cake on January 2nd does not make you a bad person). Instead, love yourself as though your life depends on it and everything else will fall into place.

So I'm joining in - here's to more self-love & acceptance in 2014 - I am a child of God & loved!!!
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

RUDITUDI2000 1/1/2014 11:52AM

    This is great! Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy New Year! emoticon

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TAFODIL24 1/1/2014 9:50AM

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Happy New Year!

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SEAGLASS1215 1/1/2014 6:05AM

    Great blog! That's my goal too - self love, self acceptance and improved self esteem! Happy 2014!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 12/31/2013 8:54PM

    Wow, thats a great article, I totally agree with it! Thanks for sharing!

Have a happy and healthy new year! emoticon

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