Not every new year needs to start in resolutions that last for 1 week. Cutting out sugar - we’re looking at you. What about recommitting to the things that you already try to do on a daily basis instead of throwing yet ANOTHER thing into the mix? Here are the 4 sayings you should repeat as you start the New Year. We both know you already do them (or try to do them) so let’s streamline your 2019 goals.
Repeat after us...
I am ABLE to listen
You don't have to be a licensed therapist to truly listen to what others have to say. Boardroom to bedroom, friends to the customer service rep you've spent 30 minutes on the phone with, take a pause before you respond to make sure you’re approaching what they’re laying down thoughtfully. You'll get so much out of each relationship in your life when you start using your heart to hear what the people around you are sharing.
I am also ABLE to speak my mind
You know that feeling when you wish you could go back in time and say what you *really* meant? Let’s eliminate that this year and forever by strike a balance of speaking up and speaking with respect. Sometimes the best approach is even to sleep on it or write out what you want to say first - it’ll help you get what you deserve, give you peace of mind, and empower others to follow your communication lead.
I am ABLE to be a friend
How many times has something funny reminded you of your friend, or you have a story that you know they’d love, or you just get the feeling that one of your favorite people is having a tough day but you just … put off reaching out? Whether you refer to them as your BFFs, squad, ride-or-dies or #girlgang: don’t wait to get in touch! A little bit goes a long way.
I am also ABLE to put my needs first
Sometimes being your own priority can seem like an unnecessary chore, but it’s time to put away the notion that self-care is selfish. Start by releasing any toxic energy that’s disrupting your life, identify the places that you want to treat yourself better, and set boundaries you can stick to.