Auld Lang Syne
Friday, January 09, 2015
Well before the clock strikes midnight, many folks are contemplating their New Year's resolutions. I'm not one to do that particular dance with the devil, however as 2014 came to a close, it became GLARINGLY obvious that I must make some changes and adjust my priorities if I want to lead the kind a life that gives me peace and joy....and doesn't require new pants. (And by new, I mean bigger.)
2014 was the year of the Workoholic. I would say that I worked my butt off, but as suggested by the new pants comment, I still have plenty of backside. More than I started with at the beginning of the year! But from a professional standpoint, I seriously rocked my objectives. I even earned the highest performance rating given by my company.
That's right! But the cost to do that was high. Higher STRESS (aka mini nervous breakdowns), higher weight, bigger clothes, and definitely more unrest in general. Trust me when I say I did my best to maintain healthy habits and didn't throw in the towel. But at the end of the day, work was the priority. Oh also, I'm not perfect. (Dang it!)
As 2015 begins, my focus is basically formed around this thought: If I can get the highest rating at work, the rating that is IMPOSSIBLE to earn, while being average at caring for myself, then there's no reason I can't switch that around. I mean, it's obvious, right?! But I think we are prone to prioritizing something over our own well-being. Work, the kids, the house, these projects or those to-do lists. But the reality is that without a healthy self, the quality of everything else suffers. So does that mean a complete overhaul? Should old acquaintence be forgot? In the case of who I am, no. I'm still me, I still LOVE chocolate, and I still strive to do my best. That's not changing! But it's time to make some adjustments. It's time to stop eating my feelings. It's time to make more healthier decisions during the course of the day. It's time to believe it's because I'M WORTH IT.