In preparation for planning my yoga classes for the month of January, I settled in on the notion of resolutions or the need for change. I, myself, have made countless promises to myself to finally get it right this year.
Each New Year, I promise myself and set out to to become the new and improved version of me, one with no more of those pesky flaws I tend to worry about when no one else is paying attention. I suspect they may be too busy running themselves into the ground to worry about me.
As most of us have made resolutions each year and wholeheartedly and with great enthusiasm pursued our freshly flossed teeth, countless miles on the running trail and ingesting everything green in the grocery store, only to burn ourselves out by February and return to our previous state of unflossed teeth, couch/channel surfing and emotionally eating comfort foods because we have once again failed to change ourselves for the “better”.
What if we decided to do it differently this year?
What if we resolved to spend all our enthusiastic January energy into accepting ourselves for how we are, flaws and all?
What would life feel like in February?
In Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance, author Rosie Molinary, challenges readers to Accept Your Imperfections and to “give up the perfection facade and just be who you are.”
This, my friends, is my challenge to you this month. And by you, I mean me.
Can we just practice letting things be as they are and learn to finally accept who we really are?
What are your thoughts or resolutions and self-acceptance? I would love to connect, so please let me a comment.
Also, if you’d like to practice letting things be, I am teaching restorative yoga at It’s All Yoga on Tuesday nights at 7:15.
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