2016 sure was something. Can you believe it's already 2017? Whether you're in the good riddance 2016 camp or not the one thing that's certain is that with the turning of the calendar comes something of a clean slate. Yep, that means resolution time. It's time to decide to eat better and exercise more, at least until the shine wears off and sometime in February the new year feels a little worn in and those resolutions are long forgotten.
What if this year could be different, though? Now, eating better and losing weight are fantastic resolutions, but taking care of yourself isn't just about what you put in your body. It's also about how you frame your life. If 2016 taught us anything it's that life moves and changes in a blink so this year, why not resolve to cherish the moment?
Think about it. When is the last time you stopped and really just enjoyed the moment? Coming out of the holidays, most of us are a little tired, more than a little worn out, and probably spent more time in the last couple of months doing things rather than enjoying them. We've all probably gained a couple of pounds (there are just too many good foods to resist during the holidays!) and that resolution to lose weight is looking pretty good, but it's easy to get caught up in everything else we have to do now in the new year. Taking the time to cherish the moment, to pause even just briefly, can help us keep track of what's important to us. It can keep us on track for our goals.
That isn't to say you need a massive life change to take time to enjoy the little things. Cherishing the moment can take a lot of small forms. It can mean taking just a couple of minutes to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning without distraction. It can mean calling a friend instead of just texting. It can also mean making and preserving memories with the people we love. And what better way to cherish moments and preserve memories than with beautiful photographs? This year, why not take the time to have professional portraits taken? After all, you can't be in the picture if you're taking it. You'll have beautiful pictures to treasure long after your session has ended. You can even enjoy them during those other moments you're taking the time to cherish through 2017 and beyond. Time moves so fast. It will be 2018 before we know it. Be kind to yourself and hold on to now just a little longer with photos. You'll thank yourself.
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