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I’ve always had an all-or-nothing mentality. In the past, that was really the case when it came to the new year and resolutions. I’d usually start off strong and dedicated to my goals and life changes. Then, I’d miss a day of working out here, go off the diet there. So, then none of it seemed worth it and I’d just quit and go back to old bad habits. 

I’ve decided this year my resolution is to do away with that. I’m bidding farewell to my all-or-nothing mentality! As a busy, working mom of two kids with a zillion things on my to-do list each day, I simply have to give myself grace. Living the other way did nothing but cause me stress and made me feel like a failure. I was putting a lot of unnecessary pressure on myself. The fact is, if I’m doing my best every day, that’s enough. 

I am also giving myself permission to have days where I don’t accomplish a thing. I used to feel guilty for sitting around while there was laundry to be done, closets to organize or errands to run. Maybe that sounds ridiculous. Or maybe you can relate. I’m learning that it’s not only okay to chill, it’s healthy. I feel better when I’m rested, mentally and physically. I’m better for everyone around me when I’m taking better care of myself.

Here’s to a happy, healthy, well-balanced 2022!

By Q104 personality: Jenny Matthews

Jenny Matthews was on the air at Mix 93.3 for 15 years and in 2019 moved to Q104 to co-host The Morning Drive with Mike Kellar + Jenny Matthews, 6:00 to 10:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. Check out her podcast, Real Life with Jenny Matthews, follow along with her blog and connect at