Did you know that the most common New Year’s resolutions have to do with our bodies?
At the end of each year, much of the general population declares that they will become healthier, join a gym, eat less “junk food” and lose weight. These will become New Year’s resolutions for many.
Before I sought treatment for an eating disorder, I had the same New Year’s resolutions as everybody else.
Every. Single. Year.
When I got into recovery, I felt like I did not need New Year’s resolutions because I was committed to not dieting in my eating disorder recovery. Back then, it never occurred to me to have a New Year’s resolution outside of my body. Ha! Seriously — never!
Then, the other day, my husband Tim and I were taking our dog for a walk. We were talking about whether I would go back to Los Angeles to see my best friends.
You see, I keep putting this trip off due to a busy work schedule: being a mom, being a wife, being a writer and … you get the point.
“Rob,” Tim said, “you’ve got it inside out.” I thought he was talking about my sweater, so I looked down at it, but it was on the right way. “What do you mean?” I asked.
“You think that by putting all your focus on tending to everything out here—he moved his arms around in an all-encompassing gesture—you will change your insides. But, it’s the other way around,” he said.
He was right.
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