Walking past the mirrors in my house over the past week and a half has been a test for my self-esteem. My skin is looking battered and spotty and so tired. There is no mystery behind this sad state of affairs, I have not been doing the maximum to look after my skin during the holidays. For years I’ve been promising myself that I will take my makeup off before bed, or wear sunscreen, or drink the required 3 litres of water every day. I’ve yet to follow through on these promises. But it’s 2019 and I am turning over a new leaf.
A new year doesn’t mean that you wake up as a new person on January 1st. Very often we (read: I) set lofty goals for the New Year and because they are so ambitious, I seldom achieve them. On New Year’s Eve I sat on my couch with a glass of wine and thought about this. Was I not achieving my goals because they were too hard? Was it something else? I realised that it was a massive lack of intention. I wanted the result of the goal, but I lacked the intention to do the work to achieve those goals. For 2019, I have set no goals and made no resolutions, I have however adopted an attitude of intention. I will keep the promises I make to myself.