Make resolutions you can keep this year

Be kind[er] to yourself

Admit it, you’re tough on yourself. That’s how must of us are—we don’t give ourselves any wiggle room when we slip up, we’re quick to anger and slow to forgive ourselves. Yet, when it’s a friend or family member, we offer kind words, a shoulder to cry on, and lots of support. This year, make an effort to treat yourself the same way: Give yourself compliments, be forgiving, find ways to be more supportive. For example, start each day repeating a positive mantra: “You got this!” or “You are worthy.” or “You are enough.” Find a phrase that works for you, write it on a post-it or make it your phone screensaver—anywhere you’ll see it often. Soon enough, you’ll start to believe it.