Thursday, December 29, 2011

2012 - The Year of Positivity

In a recent blog post on Losing it in Ottawa, I talked about next year not in terms of losing weight, but in terms of fixing my inner voice; my attitude. I am simply tired of the constant stream of self-criticism I put myself through.  I want to see how I end up looking on the outside when I fix what's going through my head (and coming out of my mouth, and showing on my face, and being illustrated by my body language, etc.) and focus ONLY on that.

And frankly, I want to see if I can become one of those people about whom others say, "She's the type of person who can never say a bad thing about anyone else!" and who simply chooses to be an optimist.  I generally feel I am already optimistic, but, you know....we could all improve, right?

I'm not one for resolutions. I kindof started my new attitude about 3-4 weeks ago, when I embraced the Christmas season and stopped trying to drag myself out to the pool or the gym or whatever just to feel more stressed and put aside all the other things I wanted to get done. Now, granted, I DID feel less stressed, but I did NOT make positive choices.  And that's fine.  For the holidays.

And now, as 2012 approaches, it's time.  Time to accept myself, live life as fully as possible, have fun and see what happens when I value myself, value my wonderful life and girls and husband, and just LIVE.

How does that sound to you?  Are you changing your approach at all this coming year?


  1. I think we share a similar goal this new year. I really feel that if I work on a more positive attitude it can help me achieve all the other things that are really important to me. Be a great mom and wife, get back into shape after daughter #2, and basically be the sort of person I would admire. I'd also like to make sure I take time for ME this year. Even if it's just the occasional bubble bath or girls night, it's still important! =)

  2. I totally agree. I am also trying to re-frame my narrative. I have even asked friends to stop with sarcastic comments and call me when I am being critical of myself. Lets see how it goes. I feel 2012 will be full of wonderful things.

  3. I like that. "Reframe your narrative". Yes. That. I truly love my life and am so very, very blessed. Time to act like I truly appreciate that. Every day!