If you've been following me for a while or have spoken with me in person, you'll likely have heard me say that aligning your actions and speech with your thoughts and feelings is important in recovery.
That's because letting it all out instead of bottling it up helps with mental hygiene, which in turn helps us feel less externally controlled and more in charge of our fate.
Now, contrary to other articles you might have been reading, I don't subscribe to the "new year, new you" agenda. Much rather, I'd like to propose a "new year, TRUE you" spin on the old saying.
It is my belief that in order to be even truer to yourself than you already are, or true to yourself even more often than you already are, there are a few helpful questions you can ask yourself before diving into this year head-first.
If you want, grab a pen and paper and start jotting down your thoughts around the following prompts:
What have you done this week, quarter or in the last year that you would say was true to yourself?
What difference has your being true to yourself made?
What difference will it make in the future?
What feedback have you received that tells you you are doing something right when you are true to yourself?
How will you celebrate your being true to yourself more often?
What is one small thing you could do every day to align your deeds with your needs even more?
Were these questions useful? Let me know!
Warmly and happy new year,