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Bye Felicia! Hello 2021!

2020 is coming to an end today and all we wish to say is, Bye Felicia! We think we can safely say that we are not sad to say goodbye to 2020, nor will we wax poetically on how quickly the year went by! We felt every one of the days since this pandemic started as we suddenly had to be masked everytime we ventured outside our homes, had to sanitize our hands every time we touched something, were sent home to work and our children were sent home from school, since jobs were cut and lines were the norm just to get into grocery stores. With the New Year looming we often get introspective, did we accomplish enough, do enough, be enough and let us say this, you have, you survived 2020, GREAT JOB, you all deserve medals and trophies!

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” —Andy Warhol

Let’s look back on some of the goals you might have set for the year 2020. You might not have accomplished any of them, or maybe you just started, but it is good to look back and see what the year has brought you. Perhaps you ended a bad and unhealthy relationship, started school, changed jobs, entered therapy or rehab, finally took a step in the right direction as far as managing your health. It may not seem like anything newsworthy, but any show of progress is worth celebrating, hell it is worth printing a t-shirt and parading around in it, taking a picture and posting on social media! Working on bettering yourself is hard work, so don’t discount any inch of progress.

We have no idea what 2021 has in store for us, which is a little terrifying to say the least, but with the New Year comes a time honored tradition to set goals, but while doing so, be gentle with yourselves. Set goals to drink more water, to set aside time for self care, to more laying on the couch with those you love and not rushing off to wash the dishes or check your phone, making time for more board games, more face times, doing more of what you love.

Eating well and exercising are on almost everyone’s list. This year though, be specific, aim to try new things, to walk more, to try a couch to 5k, sign up for an online workout class. Try to think about what has kept you from exercising in the past. If it is a lack of time, figure out how to squeeze some time from your busy schedule. Keep some hand weights by your desk, walk during conference calls, run while listening to your favorite podcast. Do something physical every single day, even if it is for a few minutes. It will help enhance your mental and physical health tremendously.

When it comes to eating healthier, sign up for a recipe/meal delivery service, try a new eating regime such as Vegan January, Whole 30, or Keto. Try incorporating more veggies and fruit at every meal. Food and dieting are really tricky subjects, especially for those with eating disorders, so before starting anything new, try to be introspective about why you want to do it in the first place. The goal should be health, not a number on the scale.

Set aside time to get support, log on to supporgroups.com and just share what is going on, what you are dealing with, things that are bothering you, worrying you, or stressing you out. We are here for you and to support you, no judgement.

“We’re at our best when we support each other. Not when we cancel each other out for our past mistakes, but when we help each other to grow.” -Joaquin Phoenix, actor.

Make time for self care. For 2021 that may be therapy, exercise, a spa day in your bathroom, a haircut, or even shopping around Target. Make the time, hire the babysitter, schedule it into your partner’s phone so they don’t forget and then don’t feel guilty for even a second while you have your “you time.”

Wishing everyone a much better, healthier and more prosperous year ahead.
Happy New Year’s Eve!

“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” -Mary Oliver, poet

All the best-
Team SG

 

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Jan 3, 2021

WELL SAID! Love the doggies :)

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