Resolve to Find Inner Peace

Resolve to Find Inner Peace

We’ve come to the dawn of a New Year, which brings with it the season of making new resolutions. Many people’s resolutions focus on what they want to become: thinner, better at money, more organized, a better mom/dad/employee etc. Why do so many of us strive to accomplish more and more each year?

Often it is because there is a perfect version of ourselves in our imagination, and for some of us the need to become this perfect version robs us of our peace and balance.

Perhaps this year, try to partner your resolutions list with a list of affirmations of what you’re proud of about your life thus far. Not only will you feel more positive, but you might find your resolutions sound more hopeful and balanced.

After all, you should congratulate yourself, you’ve made it to another bright new year!

Bethany Stroup is the Media & Communications Specialist for Good Samaritan Ministries, a faith-based counseling organization with headquarters here in Beaverton.