I can’t believe it’s already January 2018. So many fun things to look forward to this month such as my 27th birthday! I love January. It always reminds me of new beginnings and fresh starts, yet I’ve never really loved making resolutions. When I did make resolutions in the past I would put so much pressure on myself and would feel like a failure if I didn’t accomplish everything. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized life is more about intentions than resolutions.
Stop Being Afraid of Saying ‘No’
Why are we so afraid of this word? I think we constantly feel like we have to say ‘yes’ to everything because if we don’t then we are letting people down. At the end of the day, the only person that matters is you and if you’re not taking care of yourself physically, mentally and emotionally then there’s going to be a burn out. I’m vowing to say ‘no’ to the things I hate, ‘no’ to my friends when I just need a night in and ‘no’ to life experiences that don’t serve me. 2018 is all about being more selective with what makes me happy.
Celebrate the Small Wins
Sometimes I get so caught up in the big picture that I forget to celebrate small wins in my life. I forget that Rome wasn’t built in a day and it takes a lot to be successful and have everything that you want. This year I really want to create small goals for myself and celebrate when I accomplish them. These can be anything from eating healthy an entire day or writing on my blog once a week. Instead of feeling bad about not having everything at once, I want to be able to be happy with where I’m at.
I want to clean out the clutter from my life and live simply. I mean this in a literal and metaphorical way. There’s always material items I can be donating and routines I can be making shorter (aka getting ready in the morning.) I believe that life is so beautiful if you stop, relax and take a look around instead of constantly wanting more.
Accept the Things I Cannot Change
There are so many things in my life that I can’t control. It’s taken me many years to realize that I can’t predict the outcome of life and that everything happens the way it’s supposed to happen. I can only control the things I can control and I have to have faith that everything else will work out on it’s own.
Intentions are so great because they are lifestyle changes we can always implement in our lives. I truly believe 2018 will be an amazing year and I’m so excited for what’s to come.