If your new year isn’t starting off with a bang, I feel you. And I want to remind you that it’s completely okay.
A couple of weeks ago I was feeling SO GOOD – my upper cervical pain was minimal and my energy was the best it’s been in months. It was like a sign that as 2019 came to an end, so would my healing! And that 2020 would be all about thriving, FINALLY!
Then my body said NOPE.
I was so frustrated and sad. I desperately wanted a clean slate for the new year. I was beyond ready to move on from the pain and setbacks of 2019.
Instead, I apparently had more lessons to learn:
That life doesn’t necessarily have cut and dry ends and beginnings, as much as we’d like that.
That sometimes one year spills into the next.
That healing isn’t linear.
That you don’t have to kick off the new year or new decade in a big way.
My health has been such a struggle for 10 months now. I’m definitely getting better, but my healing didn’t suddenly end December 31 with a brand new healthy me on January 1 like I wanted.
After crying about my situation and being forced to spend days in bed yet again, I came to terms with it. Here’s where I’m at: I’m healthier than I was last March, I’m continuing to heal and move forward, and that’s what really matters.
So remember, if you couldn’t go for your big goals on January 1 for whatever reason, it’s okay. You can start anytime. Your timeline doesn’t have to match up with the new year.
And if you need ideas on how to be mentally healthy this year, my partner Mental Health America can help. Just click here for more info.