Jan 04

A Self Help Motivation New Year’s Resolution — Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself!

Tag: inspiration,Motivation,self help,Self Help MotivationBeth Banning @ 3:20 pm

Try This One on For Size

As we move in to the first weeks of 2011, let your number one New Year’s Resolution be a commitment to self-care and self appreciation.

Have you been putting effort into changing your life for the better for yourself, those around you, and maybe even the world? Does it seem you’ve tried just about every [tag-tec]self help[/tag-tec] book and [tag-tec]personal growth[/tag-tec] program on the market?

If so, while these efforts are often helpful, sometimes the self-awareness they bring can lead to frustration and even more self-criticism and judgment. They can become just one more thing you’re striving to measure-up-to.

You are Doing the Best You Can

As you move into this new year, remember that you are always doing the best you can, and that your “mistakes” are important sign-posts along the road that leads to true happiness. If you take time to read them, they can always help guide you on your way.

So the next time you find yourself feeling frustrated or being judgmental or self-critical — STOP — then take time to identify the learning lesson, celebrate your intentions and efforts along the way, and remember to appreciate all of the wonderful things about you.

“The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You will have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you will discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.” ~ Alan Alda

Remember that it won’t always be easy to let 2011 be your year of self discovery, self-care and self appreciation, but allowing yourself to relax into the perfection of every moment will guaranteed this year to be part of the glorious, excitement filled journey of your lifetime.

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6 Responses to “A Self Help Motivation New Year’s Resolution — Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself!”

  1. Dr. Jennifer Howard says:

    Yes, Beth, self care and self appreciation are both powerful ways to open to having 2011 be our best year ever. The reminder that we are doing our best in each moment helps us take those tense shoulders and relax them down where they belong.

  2. Ralph says:

    Great reminder! Have confidence in yourself and enjoy being ‘you’:) Well done!

  3. Hayden West says:

    I’m a little late to the party, but I just had to comment. This is exactly what I have just been through in the past month or two, and when I finally came to the realization that knowing the secrets to success seemed to overwhelm me instead of motivate me, it opened my eyes. People need to take one step at a time… One of the persona things Ive learned in my life is that writing a book is too hard, but writing a chapter is easy and manageable. If you write a chapter at a time, the book creates itself 🙂

    Thanks for the awesome post!

  4. Ollie Renburg says:

    My relationship with her father is not good. He regularly drops comments on me about my character, beliefs, etc. I have had a really hard time with it. Today, he asked us to go out for dinner and I accepted his invitation. I had a conversation with my girlfriend and her mom about him (the father). The conversation became somewhat heated and I decided to leave. I came back in to get my sweater and he kindly said “so when is the last time you ate at this place?”.

  5. Peter says:

    Thanks for this nice reminder. I’m very looking forward what 2011 will bring – it already brought a lot of nice surprises for me.

    Yes, everybody does the best he/she can, sometimes you just have to remind yourself that it’s that way. 🙂

  6. jess says:

    One of the things that I find helps keep a resolution obtainable is to make sure that it is specific, realistic, and measurable. I find that if you have those three things built into the goal, then you are much more likely to succeed in it.