Making a Me-Turn

You guys! It’s almost 2019!! Can you EVEN BELIEVE IT!? I don’t know about you but this year was the longest roller coaster I have ever ridden. It’s like, yeah, this is fun, but after a while all this excitement just makes me kind of nauseous and a few times I just wanted a gentler, less spinny section of track.

To be transparent, late December is my FAVORITE. Yes, sure, it’s Christmas, it’s family time, it’s chilly, and yes…it’s my birthday season. But really of all of the reasons that this season can be awesome, my very favorite is the New Year. Oh man it’s so clean and fresh and has no mistakes in it!! And I can dream and imagine and plan my little heart out. It’s so exciting! I recognize that we are all different and you might very well be getting really irritated at my excitement.

Totally doesn’t kill my buzz.

I also like the part where I get to reflect on the last year and look at all the stuff that happened. Where did my plans work out? What goals did I actually reach? And, of course, where did I goof off and not make any progress? In doing so, I stumbled onto this beauty: in 2018, I got to sit with people for 1007 hours of actual hard working therapy.

In that time, I heard a lot of things. So I thought I would share the number one most important thing you can do for yourself in 2019 that can drastically change EVERYTHING. I call it the Me-Turn. It’s just a u-turn, except it’s turning toward yourself. I don’t mean permanently, or even in every single way. I mean regularly doing something that REALLY nurtures you. Engaging in a hobby, going for a peaceful walk in the woods, sitting on a swing and staring! Taking a Me-Turn means you lay down other people’s needs and expectations for just a second and you TAKE CARE OF YOU!!

If you do nothing else this coming year, let yourself rise to the top of the priority list: Make a Me-Turn!!


If you live in or near the CSRA and need someone’s help in making a me-turn, you just click here and Jennifer will help ya.


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