The Subtle Violence of Self-Improvement at New Year

January 3rd, 2021 by Kat Kingsley-Hughes

I am noticing so much “subtle violence of self-improvement” pervading social media at the moment. It’s really ok NOT to set ourselves goals, resolutions or plans for new year. Especially THIS new year when we have been through so much and so much uncertainty surrounds us.

  • It’s really healthy to be self-compassionate and understanding.
  • It’s really healthy to ask yourself what you really need. To listen to your inner wisdom. What do those upset parts need?

If we start “shoulding” ourselves after everything we’ve been through and with so much challenge and uncertainty still to face, then it’s likely to lead into mental health difficulties that will have long lasting consequences for our families and communities.

Wishing us all gentleness right now …


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