Is this the year you turn possibilities into realities?
One of my favourite holiday movies is Last Holiday. If you’re not familiar with this gem of a movie, Queen Latifah stars as Georgia Byrd, a shy unassuming cookware salesclerk who secretly longs for more from life and catalogues her dreams for a better life in a scrapbook labeled “possibilities.” It isn’t until she learns she only has a few weeks left to live that she truly begins embracing life and turning her “possibilities” into “realities”.
Now of course this is Hollywood, so the movie is a little over the top with respect to the things Georgia does (like liquidating all her assets and spending an outrageous amount of money on a trip, clothes, etc.) that end up changing her possibilities into realities. If you can push all that aside though, this movie is a great reminder about how easy it is to dream of how we would like things to be (possibilities) and how, before we know it, weeks, months, or years have passed and we’re no closer to making these things a reality.
So, as we enter 2022 we encourage all of our Intentional Therapists to think about some of the self-care possibilities you’ve been dreaming about over the years and what you can do to make this the year where possibilities begin to become realities.
Remember, effective self-care is not one size fits all so the possibilities in my self-care scrapbook may be entirely different than yours. It’s about creating a life from which you don’t need to escape and the best way to do that is to build it on a strong foundation of connection, compassion, courage and creativity.
What are some self-care possibilities you’d like to turn into realities in 2022?