We're all making NYE resolutions and hoping to keep our promises to ourselves. Every news broadcast seen today or in the next few days/weeks offers weight loss tips or talks about the "battle of the bulge." It's so predictable. My new year's goals are not elaborate, but still elusive, and well-meaning all the same.
The first order of business should be to be a nicer person, patient mom, kinder friend, more tolerant partner, better world citizen. But looks seem so important, of course on the surface. This year I wish to not obsess on looks so much, to quit fat-shaming myself and others in my mind. We live in and become complacent with superficial judgment of how we and other people look, as if that's our sole worth. We are obsessed with it, and I admit my own participation in the ugly process.
I hope to look back in a year and feel confident in having lightened up a little. My thought patterns become locked in a preoccupation with eating and exercising/not exercising. It is important to be healthy, but inner peace is certainly part of that health. I want to be a calmer, more content person who seeks balance in life and appreciates what I have, not what I don't have.
Happy impending 2013!