Can I be real a second? In 2021 I will remind myself daily that there’s nothing admirable about telling myself and others that I feel stressed, old, overweight, and exhausted. In other words, tearing myself down for fear that someone else already has that opinion of me. Or glamorizing overwork and fatigue to display that my work is so important that it must be done even if my health suffers. Why do we do this to ourselves? I will channel those impulses into something positive or just resting.
As an aside, Minimike convinced me to start parting my hair closer to the middle. I’ve never been a fan of the middle part but I am a fan of giving all hair decisions a pass for COVID times so we’ll see how it goes.