Are you making a resolution in the new year?
This New Year's Eve, you might be spending the evening watching New Year's movies or playing a New Year's game at home with your family. Or better yet, maybe you're going to a party or out for a glitzy night on the town.
Either way, you're counting down to watch the ball drop to officially say so long to 2022 and usher in a brand-spanking new 2023!
Even though the past couple of years have been strange to say the least, it's likely you've already thought about what your New Year's resolutions 2023 might look like.
If you need some inspiration then take a look here:
Have more quality time - Remember that it’s quality not quantity that counts. Keep it simple and connect with your loved ones in a way that makes sense for your lifestyle and relationships. Share mealtimes together, play a game, be silly, have conversations without technology interruptions.
Be more content - Finding contentment despite your circumstances, despite your suffering, despite your lupus - is no easy undertaking; however, there is a stark reality here. The reality is, through this season you are either going to step-up or stumble. However, learning to explore your current situation, ponder it, and use it to better yourself and help others will benefit you greatly.
Be grateful - There are no guarantees in life. It is time to be grateful for what you have now.
Be more creative - Whatever skill you’ve wanted to learn - cooking, running, technology - now is a perfect time. Is there a class you have been yearning to take? Reconnecting with an old passion, or taking this time to improve a craft or skill is not only a stress reliever, but a positive spin on living with lupus.
Be more mindful - It’s important to schedule time for a mental check-in and very imperative to be mindful of when your body needs to take a break. Try setting aside scheduled time for self-soothing that may include: listening to music, reading a book, doing stretches, exercise, or taking an Epsom salt bath.
Make time for relationships - As we have mentioned in our previous blogs, it is important to make time with your spouse to rekindle relationships.
On this note the London Lupus Centre team would like to say:
"May the New Year bring you happiness, peace, and prosperity. Remember all the good memories you have made and know that your life will be so full of wonders in the coming year. Happy New Year 2023!"