It’s January 2016, and you know what that means – New Year’s Resolutions.
Yet, I’m not one to make any as I feel ‘Resolutions’ are something you should view in life as a lifestyle implement – like exercise/fitness, health, life balance, feeling gratitude and being grateful for what you have – Life in general I guess.
However said, when making a ‘New Year’s Resolution’ how long does it really last?
You see, you can’t just wake up one morning and vow to yourself that in 2016, in January, “I am going to…”:
No, YOU are just setting yourself up for failure, unless of course you have an awesome support system and a buddy/friend who vows to also follow suit and do the same as you.
But look back on the last 2-years.
Come January did YOU make resolutions that only fell to the waist side by February/March?
So, you know how I said at the beginning of this blog that I don’t make any resolutions…this is half true for this year.
What I have fully vowed to myself is to no longer hesitate or deny someone that offers to help.
So, is this a ‘New Year’s Resolution’? Personally, I don’t think so. But if you ask me if it a lifestyle implementation, I will answer, ‘Yes’.
You see, if you are a woman who is reading this blog right now, would you agree with me on this statement, we have issues accepting someone’s offer to help?
I mean, how many times have you been asked if you need help – with let’s say carrying something? But instead, you seem to answer, “No, that’s fine, I’m okay”, or, “Thank you for offering but I’m good”, or, “Thanks anyways but I can manage”, and the oh so familiar, “No, that’s okay, I’m used to this and I’ve had lots of practice”.
Yet at the same time our hands are full, we have something clutched in our arms, and something slugged over shoulders – heck, sure we could use the help, but in our minds we seem to think we are this superwoman. And if you have and/or had kids, you simply learn how to become ‘super efficient’ at everything (or seem to think you need to be)!
Yes, I myself have been there and will admit that at times I still think I need to be this superwoman (however I am getting a lot better at realizing I’m not).
Like you know when you are heading out the door and your husband simply just has the keys in his hands while you are slugging with everything else – out the door – then you either fume or complain in your head, or you raise your voice and B—- at him for not helping and taking some things.
And then there are those times where a friend or simple stranger wants to help and you simply smile and politely deny their offer to help you – You’re superwoman, after all, right…
So, what I have vowed to myself is no more denying a friendly helping hand!
From now on if someone offers to help me, I will give them a warm smile and an appreciated verbal gesture, “Yes that would be wonderful”.
And who knows, you may have just also made their day by accepting their offer to help.
You know the old fashion motto – “Try to help at least one person every day” because being able to help someone really does make YOU feel good doesn’t it!
For those of you who have so often asked me if I needed your help, thank you. And as 2016 arrives and progress, give me S— if I happen to turn down your helping hand and please remind me about my new Lifestyle implementation!
I’d love to know your thoughts on accepting a helping hand – your stories, if you think you need to be a ‘superwoman’, your new lifestyle implementation for 2016, by commenting below.
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