After spending days facing the onslaught of New Years resolutions while scrolling through social media, a thought occurred to me: Why are we so determined to follow the ‘New Year, New You’ ideology?
Why do we need to be NEW versions of ourselves when we can just be the TRUE versions of ourselves?
For some, perhaps this radical change is paramount. Maybe that’s the only way they know how to do something; go all in, feet first with nothing to lose. They wipe the slate clean and truly transform into a different person, the version they want themselves to be. And if you’re one of those people and this strategy works for you, rock on with your awesome self!
But for me, that concept feels like abandoning the history that shaped me into who I am today. And trust me, I don’t love every part of who I am today, but I don’t want to default to believing that I need to be a NEW me. Instead, I want to focus on being the TRUE me, the most authentic version of myself. I want this new year to be about aiming to be the most aligned with my values, the most committed to intentional action, the most conscious of the choices that shape me into who I am.