Thursday, 31 December 2015
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! I can't believe that it's already 2016 tomorrow! I hope you had a great 2015 and that you are inspired for a brand new year.
In the time around New Year's Eve there are always so many New Year's resolutions circulating. Many of them are to exercise more, eat healthier, lose weight etc. I think that it's good and important to work towards goals. However, I believe that many New Year's resolutions are so unattainable that they only create stress. And stress is probably the last thing our society needs more of!
What if we would aim to care for ourselves better instead of resolutions that are entirely focused on losing a certain amount of weight, increase a certain percentage of muscle mass or to eat according to some new fashionable diet. What if we would start exercising more and eating better because we love ourselves and our bodies, instead of punishing ourselves or trying to change parts of our bodies we don't like. How refreshing that would be!
With this in mind, I have only one New Year's resolution: To meditate each morning. For this not to have the opposite effect and create more stress, I try to keep it as undemanding as possible. It can be anywhere between 2-20 minutes, a short guided meditation using an app or to simply sit in silence and focus on my breathing. Whatever I feel like, without any demands. I have a job that is sometimes very stressful, and before Christmas I had some strong physical symptoms which my doctor suspected were stress-related. So to try to get better at stress management will be my first priority this spring, and I believe that a little morning meditation can be a step in the right direction.
I feel so inspired after my little Christmas break and I have so many small projects that are beginning to take shape. Here on the blog I plan to write a big post with loads of inspiration for a healthy 2016. I will of course also continue to put up lots of delicious plant-based recipes.
Do you have any resolutions or intentions for 2016?