I suppose it’s that time of year where I give my readers a peppy post about all the wonderfully healthy things you should do in the next 12 months. The truth is, however, I don’t always feel peppy. Peppy has certainly not been a word that my family would use to describe me lately, especially over the past few months. Every year, I try to focus on an area of my life that might need to improve, and this year it’s an aspect of health that is new for me to think about: emotional health.
- Fight the urge to compare! There are times I feel pretty good about life until I see someone else’s life. I feel healthy until my friend tells me about her diet. I am satisfied with my fitness level until I see what others are posting on Facebook. I feel confident until she gets the compliment. When I get into the rut of constant comparison, then I struggle greatly. That is not how I want to live in 2015.
- Find Joy in the right thing. Not in your weight loss. Not in the looks you get at the food store. Not in the miles you logged last week. Not in your organic refrigerator and pantry. Find joy in something that is not a fad and will stand the test of time. For me, I find joy in knowing that I am loved by the God of the universe.