Question: do you make New Year’s resolutions? Do you stick to them? I have a history of notoriously breaking mine, but ever since 2012, instead of setting myself for disappointment right off the bet, I changed the rules and now I set myself little challenges.
Three years ago it was all about solo eating. Two years ago I started the year hoping to enjoy the simple things in life. Last year was about letting go and going back to basics and this year my plan is to be more present each day (and cut myself some slack), which is a natural progression from my previous challenges. This one is tricky though, because it's human nature to constantly look into the future, plan ahead, daydream about promotions, babies, houses, boyfriends or weddings...It's not really a problem to daydream or look forward to things as long as it doesn't stop us from enjoying right now.
So instead of constantly thinking about what the future might bring and how to make it happen, I will enjoy today with its ups and downs, little pleasures, bumpy roads, simple cups of coffee, and cake, because a good slice of cake can fix everything:)
How about you? Making resolutions this year? What are they? Fancy joining in the challenge?
P.S: Wake up happy!
P.P.S: Nine winter ways to get lost in Paris.
(Photo by Madeleine Robertson)