Welcome to 2017! Can you believe that we are already on page 2 of this first new chapter? I spent most of yesterday thinking about all of the things that I want to accomplish this year, but more importantly HOW I AM going to accomplish them all. It’s one thing to write down your goals and it’s a completely different thing to actually go out and do it.
This is something that I have become more increasingly aware of. I believe the same thing goes for making resolutions each year. Imagine if we made a new resolution every day and actually followed through? I can admit that year after year I made resolutions and by
February or March, I had not even begun to put a dent in it. It’s this whole concept of
starting fresh and creating new beginnings that we love so much. We shouldn’t have to wait for a new year to start though. Each day we wake up is a brand new opportunity. I think that if we could hold on to this mentality, a lot can change in our lives.
Last year, I focused way more on my work life and not my personal one. I complained of
being so tired every day, but never did anything to change my sleeping habits. I got so down on myself when I started to gain some weight, but instead of actively doing something about it I let it dominate the way that I felt about myself. I saw all of my friends getting into relationships and felt a little lonely, but I was not putting any sense of urgency on dating and giving myself the chance to meet a great guy. I allowed myself to fall into a rut, time and time again. I had all of these thoughts of the things that I wanted to change about myself, but the problem was that I lacked the action.
I made a promise to myself that moving forward I would continue to build on the
relationship that I have with myself as well as others in my life. I want to keep growing as a woman and be better in all aspects. This includes tackling my insecurities and crushing more personal goals.
Surrounding yourself with positive influence and inspiration is such an important aspect of personal growth. It seems like we are always responding to negativity or giving in to it. It’s far too easy to fall into this mindset and so much harder to genuinely be a positive person. I became so much more aware of this last year.
Lately, I have been listening to podcasts during my day when I am working at home, driving in my car or simply can’t fall asleep at night. I watch or listen to sermons from my favorite pastors like John Gray, Steven Furtick, Joel Osteen and Carl Lentz. I listen to motivational people who speak the truth, like Gary Vee. They all touch on issues that we tend to bury deep inside. They all have this way of bringing light to them and giving you a different perspective. You might think I’m crazy, but this last week I noticed small changes every day simply because my mentality was different. I feel more empowered and motivated. It’s all helped me to become more self aware.
My wish for all of you is that 2017 can bring more positive change into your life. Let’s start taking more initiative and action. We got this. Love you. ❤️