thinking about resolutions? i’ve got a question for you

by Joanna on January 7, 2014

Hiiiii!!!!

Ahhh, how are you?? It’s so good to see you! {{{ HUG }}} {{{ BIG HUG }}} Mmm. It’s good to be back. And I’m glad you’re here too. I’m a happy camper.

So much talk about resolutions lately. I don’t really have much to say on the topic. I’m feeling kind of meh about the whole thing.

So let’s talk about you instead. I’ve got a message for you spurred by a conversation with a client.

Client: “I’m just not good at not being myself.”

Me, in my head, sarcastically: “Really?? I wonder why?”

But in all seriousness, if that isn’t a universal truth, I don’t know what is. We all suck at not being ourselves.

The good news is that we don’t need to be anyone but ourselves. That does, however, require a little bit of courage. But you can do it. And you’re worth it.

As you think about your resolutions and your hopes for 2014, let me ask you this:

what will you do to be you this year?

how will you shine brightly as your authentic self this year?

 

P.S. If you are making resolutions…here’s a post about making them stick >>>

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Meg January 7, 2014 at 2:31 pm

You know, I didn’t have an immediate answer for this question . . . but maybe that’s a good thing! I’ve eventually settled on managing my time better so my authentic self can shine through — with the time and nurturing that requires. I have a tendency to commit too readily to projects, and I’m realizing more and more that I only have so much energy and time to give. I want to get better about choosing how I spend that time to maximize my own happiness and, in turn, give my best effort to others. My challenge for 2014!

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2 Joanna January 7, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Great answer, Meg! Saying “no” to things that don’t really speak to you is crucial in letting your authentic self shine.

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3 Jacquelyn @justjacq January 7, 2014 at 3:36 pm

I want to work on being happy and grateful all the time. I have a tendency to get sarcastic and cynical but I feel more me when I’m just happy and in a good mood. I do think my sarcastic side is a huge part of me so I don’t want to completely get rid of it. I just don’t want to use it as a defense mechanism. Welcome back!

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4 Joanna January 7, 2014 at 5:53 pm

So, trying to look more on the bright side, let things roll off your back more? Starting a gratitude journal, or just a running list in your phone of one thing a day that you’re grateful for or made you smile will definitely help with the happiness and keep a more cheery disposition even when things aren’t going exactly as you’d like them.

If you don’t want to use your sarcasm as a defense mechanism, try to pause before a sarcastic comment and then decide whether or not to share it. Just being a little more aware of it will help you discern when it serves you and when it doesn’t.

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