Make Time For Yourself In 2018! | Jenngem

The years are just flying by. It's already that time of year again, where resolutions are made, goals are set, and planners are purchased in bulk. We're ready to resolve to make changes in our lives. But a lot of times, people go launching themselves headlong into their resolutions, and the problem with that is that it can set us up for failure early on in the game.

Don't get me wrong, I think resolutions are great! But I think that we might take the whole "New Year" thing a little too seriously sometimes. For example, if something goes awry with one of our goals or our resolutions, what is our natural reaction? We're going to beat ourselves up. It's just what we as humans do.

So why not resolve to do something amazing this year? Something so spectacular that it will make you feel incredible? What if we resolve to make more time for ourselves this year? It's a goal that is needed by us. This doesn't mean that we can't still make resolutions to lose weight, slay our blogging goals (I have some), give up sweets, whatever our resolutions may be. But we need to take our time with them. And we musn't forget ourselves in the process. All too often we run ourselves down.

So what can we do to make a 2018 a great year to take time for ourselves?

Make A "Calming Corner" 

Pick a spot in your home where it is relatively quiet (I know, with kids, that can be hard!), and put some of your favorite calming items there. Like to color? Keep your art supplies there. Meditate? Bring your favorite meditations to your corner of calm. Got crystals? They should go in the calming corner. You get the gist. Go here when you need to just breathe and be yourself.

Join A Book Club - Or Create One!

Reading is such a relaxing way to wind down. There is just something about curling up under the covers with a good book. Add an element of fun to it by finding a local book club, or if you're so inclined to, start your own! If you don't want to attend a physical one, there are plenty of online book clubs that you can join! It's fun and enjoyable! 

Take A Look Outside!

Breathe in and out and take a look outside. Or if it's warm enough where you are, go outside! Look at the things around you. Take in the sights and the sounds of the atmosphere that you are in. Is it sunny? Cloudy? Are there flowers around? How green is the grass, or how deep do you think the snow is? These are all ways of grounding ourselves and taking a few moments out to decompress when we are stressed out. 

Here's to a beautiful 2018! Happy New Year! 


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