The only New Year’s resolution you need to make

Every year on New Year’s Day I post the following message on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter:  


It’s a popular message and I believe it’s because on a fundamental level, we all know that loving ourselves – appreciating who we are and valuing our own company – is the key to everything.  After all, we limit the good we allow into our lives by how worthy and deserving we feel.

Early this morning, as I hugged a warm cup of tea and stared outside at the rising sun, I thought about how I’d love myself more in 2019.  

I’d like to cultivate an ongoing awareness of my true nature – a soul whose consciousness extends beyond her physical body.  

I want to remember this truth, especially when I feel overly attached to anything.  

I’d like my soul to take the lead rather than my ego when it comes to making choices and decisions about my life.

I want to continue to simplify my home and office by removing what I don’t love or need.  

I look forward to sharing more quality time with curious, interesting, and fun people. 

And I intend to schedule more unstructured time to live spontaneously, responding to the desires that strike in the moment. 

As I’ve shared before, Louise Hay once told me:

“You will be with you longer than anyone else on the planet so why not make it a good relationship?”  

Loving yourself does just that.  This week, be sure to include this question in your thoughts about next year:  How will you love yourself more in 2019?  

Happy New Year! 

xo Cheryl



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Cheryl Richardson

Cheryl Richardson is the New York Times bestselling author of several books including, Take Time for Your LifeLife MakeoversStand Up for Your LifeThe Unmistakable Touch of GraceThe Art of Extreme Self Care, You Can Create an Exceptional Life with Louise Hay, and her new book, Waking Up in Winter: In Search of What Really Matters at Midlife.

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