I used to come up with resolutions for the new year. And when those seemed too daunting, I changed my phrasing and worked on life goals. And then when that seemed to be a bit much, I pondered picking a word, a thought, or action to align with for the year. Then that seemed like way too much pressure too.
In 2023 I have opted for some simple reflection as we transition to this new year. Somethings I still struggle with, but I seem more aware of those issues, so that feels like a small victory in itself. I hope to continue my journey in not dwelling so fully in the past. I have had some traumatic events over the last several years. My initial way of coping was replaying them all, over, and over, and over. I felt that if I could just think my way around the outcomes, figure out how things could have been different in hindsight, that somehow reality could magically change.
I am at the point where I hope to allow my past to inform my present, but not rule it. I think that might be enough to focus on for this year. Cheers to you and me!