I don’t have New Year’s resolutions. For me, they don’t work. I’ve written before about how they are all negative… fixing where you’re lacking.

Bah.

But I do have some promises to myself. Because I work from home and my kids are older now, I’ve found I don’t go outside unless I need to go somewhere.

There are so many studies touting the benefits of being outside and taking walks. I’m fond of science, studies are my thing.

So I made a promise to myself, because I love myself, that snow and cold be damned, I’m going outside each day even if it’s for a few minutes.

This isn’t from a place of lack… I need to exercise. This year I’m getting into shape. I’m too fat. NO.

This is a place of love. Being outside will make me feel better. It’s a kindness. I could use more kindness in my life, and hey! I can take care of that.

Today was cold. I was busy. I didn’t feel well (stomach bug raging through the house, huzzah!) but I went out anyway. Eventually. And it felt great.

Kinda like a love letter to me from me which is pretty fucking awesome.

So, if there’s something that you want to do but are resisting or struggling with it, find a way to make it happen from a place of love. Like a daily hug.

That’s step one.

Step two is easy and it’s a reward: every day you do that wonderful thing for yourself, put a heart in your calendar. Every day. At the end of the month, I bet you’ll have a calendar full of hearts and love.

And that is how you make changes in your life. With love from you to you.

Kind words. Small changes.  An ebook to brighten your today and tomorrow. From me to you.

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