As 2019 is coming to an end I’m reflecting on the year and how to improve as I go into the new. If you’re like me the whole “New year, new me” never applies. I prefer to make a list of goals I wish to accomplish. Writing it down is a way to set something into motion for me. One thing I know I need to do better for 2020 and in general is managing stress better. So I wanted to share my list and I hope that helps everyone stay stress-free (well as stress-free as possible.)
1. Make time for yourself
As simple as that sounds it’s not as easy. My week and/or my day can get so busy that I forget to make time for the most important person, ME! Set aside a specific amount of time for yourself and do something for you. It can be an 30 minutes to an hour each day or once a week. Whatever you need. No one knows you like you.
2. Stop worrying about others opinions
It’s okay to take another’s opinion into consideration but don’t let it control your life. At the end of the day it is your life. You have to live with your decision and what makes you happy. Your opinion is the only one that matters. We cannot make everyone happy, just one (ourselves 🙂.)
3. Go for it!
That new job you’ve been wanting to apply for? Wanting to apply back for your degree? Want to start learning a new skill or start your own business? Go. For. It. Stop talking yourself out it or worse allowing someone tell you that you can’t. “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” – Benjamin Franklin
4. Stop comparing yourself
This is a big one for me! Between society standards telling your where you “should” be in life and social media setting the “it” image, it becomes hard to be confident in oneself. Realize that you are you and that is the best thing! Everyone has their own path, their own life and their own beautiful body. Being you is what makes you so special to the world, don’t compare yourself and try to be like others. We need more of you.
5. Go with the flow
Take a deep breath and relax. We can only control so many things in this world. What life throws at us is not one of them. So go with the flow. Control what you can, make the most and best of every situation.
Out with the old and in with the new! Here is to the great year coming for us all. 💕