By Dee Yingst
Resolve to find joy instead of focusing on what’s “wrong” with you
It’s time for your annual New Year’s reminder: You’re Not Broken.
Last year I wrote about acceptance; this year I’d like to talk about finding joy.
It’s New Year’s resolution time…the time we make a list of all our faults and how we’re going to fix them [insert sarcasm here]. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for self-improvement and self-reflection. It just seems like so many of these lists don’t focus on things that bring us joy; they are instead a litany of things we think we need to fix….things that are somehow ‘wrong’ with us.
What if, instead of focusing on what’s “wrong” with us, we focus on what brings us joy and resolve to do more of that? It doesn’t have to be anything dramatic - just a little something that reminds us of the joy of simply being alive.
Stuff like this:
Some days you may have to look harder than others for your joy, and that’s ok. As long you don’t give up the search.
May the coming year bring you more joy in small and unexpected ways!