We know – green juice is the doorway to a clean gut, tighter buns and dewy skin. But no one likes green juice – except for Gwyneth Paltrow. Our high achieving New Year’s resolutions list is often not so realistic. And what have we learned about expectations? They breed resentments. We aren’t suggesting you give up on yourself and surrender to oversized jeans and sappy Christmas reruns. We’re suggesting that maybe, just maybe, this year’s resolutions don’t involve pant size, green juice, or tight buns. Maybe we dig a little deeper this year because ‘tis the season to get real.
No one (we hope) is going to stand up at your funeral and say, “Man, she had really plump lips, a skinny waist band, and great shoes.” They’re going to talk about how you were a stand-up, kick-ass human being. Which brings us to our first New Year’s resolution that doesn’t suck.
Stop trying to be friends with people who don’t want to be friends with you. Focus on the people in your life who show up no matter how ugly it gets and say adios to the those who permeate your soul like cancer. We know you have them.
Remember what you learned in kindergarten? If you don’t have anything nice to say….whatever you do say will somehow come back and bite you in the ass because karma.
If you don’t value your time, then no one will. If you don’t value yourself, then no one will. If you don’t put your wellbeing first…trust us, no one will.
Adding laughter to your life is like putting butter in a dish. Find what makes you laugh and do that.
We don’t mean say no to holiday parties or leave the office earlier. We’re asking you to cut out the drama. Our job in life is simple: show up and tell the truth, but we humans like to over complicate things. If it doesn’t involve you, leave it alone. If something or someone doesn’t serve you, leave it alone. If your boo doesn’t respond to your text, call them repeatedly until they answer. Just kidding – leave them alone. At the sake of sounding hippy-dippy, everything and everyone that is supposed to be in your life will be.
–Zoe Crook, Beautycontributor