Can you believe it is 2022? Time seems to be divided into pre and post-start-of-pandemic and the pandemic part of it has lasted far too long! I hope this year brings joy and lightness and hope to everyone reading.
I feel the need for change and elevation and doing things differently even more so this year.
The other day I was going through dusty old boxes and found a pile of books on different diet plans from eons ago. I looked at them remembering the different ways I used to turn myself into a pretzel trying to follow those diets and thought that I couldn’t remotely imagine considering picking one of these books up today.
Back then, if one diet menu didn’t work, I’d try another one – all without considering the bigger picture of how to build a healthy diet and lifestyle that I could sustain over time.
When I look at other collections of things that are collecting dust in boxes from a not so long ago past, I realize that at times I kept throwing similar ideas at problems even when the basic premise of those ideas didn’t work.
It was the best I knew to do at the time and I’m glad I was trying different things. Now, with the 20/20 vision of hindsight, I realize that my pattern was to keep going for the ease of the familiar.
This particular throwback moment was a reminder for me to change it up and take the opportunity to start anew and do things differently in this brand new year.
To start fresh in 2022, if for some reason what you’re doing in a particular area of your life isn’t working, consider stepping away. Put down the same strategy you’ve been using repetitively and do something different.
🌻 Talk to someone you haven’t talked to before.
🌻Consider a new perspective.
🌻 Read a book you would never consider reading in a million years.
🌻 Listen to some new music.
🌻 Have a conversation with someone who is your polar opposite.
Even if it doesn’t work out in exactly the way you would want, you will have expanded your knowledge base and taken a small step out of your comfort zone.
Wishing you an amazing, joyous and stress-free year filled with new and enriching experiences.