A New Year is upon us and for a lot of people A New Year usually means
New Year, New Me or maybe it's New Year, New Beginnings,
but what about the You up to this point?
What about all the hard days and good days that you had to go through to get to where you are right now? and maybe it's not perfect (let's face it, no-one is), and maybe there is some fixable things, but don't discount everything you have had to face up to this point.
So instead of trying to completely change yourself why not just try to better ourselves?. Let's stop hating everything and start to realize that bad things come with good things, and good things take time.
God calls us fearfully and wonderfully made and created us in his image so we must love ourselves the way God has created us, yes there will always be things to change, there will always be things we can fix but things won't ever get better if you don't have some gratitude along the way.
Here are three things that you can do this year to be the best version of you!
1.) Small habits become lasting results-> I have seen the exact opposite of this since I was a kid. Quick fixes, Get skinny fast diets, working out for only the month of January and then quitting. I slowly learned that none of these work and to actually make lasting results I needed to create small habits in my own life that over time would ultimately lead me to something more sustainable.
2.) Find someone to keep you accountable-> It is easy to fall off course when no-one knows what you are doing, or the changes you are making, but when someone else knows your intentions then you feel worse if you let them slide. I know when I want to accomplish something that if I put it on my social media or tell my best friend I will more likely accomplish it.
3.) Fast from something that is distracting you from your intentions-> At my church we fast for 21 days. Fasting can be obstaining from something that distracts you or it can be fasting from food. (More about fasting to come).
We do this in January to prepare for 2019 and then we pray over our goals for the year and believe with God for everything to come into fruition.
In every small step you take to be a better version of you just remember that good things take time and you are working to be renewed day by day.