It is the first day of the first week of the New Year. With many people that mean’s time to set New Years resolutions. I did originally start a list which included eating healthy food, reading more books, exercising often, drinking more water, traveling, and enjoying life.
And then I stopped, sure, I could go on and on but then what? Those don’t have much accountability or way to quantify. Thus for the third year in a row I am throwing the term New Year’s Resolution out the window. Two years ago in 2022 I shared my affirmations for the New Year and in 2023 the theme of my post was take a step back so you can take a big jump forward or step back to jump better. And now for this year, I am going to simplify it even further – my one word of this new year is strong. My 2024 mantra:
This year I am going to be strong.
I am going to be strong mum for Lily.
I am going to be a wife, daughter, sister, and friend who is strong and accountable.
I am going to be strong willed individual who is is not easily influenced or worried by other people.
I am going to be a strong athlete and become comfortable in my own skin and with what I put in my body.
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but wait, those sound like resolutions. Let’s back up.
This year I am going to be strong and strive to echo that in every facet of my life but I am also going to give myself grace that that might manifest in different ways.
Do you have a 2024 mantra?