I’m just going to say it, 2014 was not my year. At all.
I’m not going to dwell on it or delve into details because that doesn’t allow me to change anything.
What I can change from this point forward is my mindset; the way I see myself, my outlook on the world around me and the way I react to every situation I face. I have the power to change those things and I have every intention of doing so this year.
I don’t take making resolutions lightly. When I set out to do something, I want to succeed and this situation is no different. My goal for 2015 is to take back control of every aspect of my life.
I’m going to focus on loving my body and all of the wonderful things it is capable of. I’m going to surround myself with positive, uplifting people and always aim to bring joy and laughter to those around me. I’m going to follow my heart instead of letting my head get in the way. I’m going to fuel myself with healthy, nourishing foods. I’m going to exercise as a reward, not a punishment. I’m going to take every opportunity to say yes, even when it scares me. And most of all, I’m going to life my live for me— not my parents or friends or anyone else– me.
No matter who you are or where you are in life, happiness is achievable. It’s not going to arrive at your doorstep in a beautifully wrapped package and tied with a bow, but it is possible. It’s a matter of learning to love and appreciate the little things. The silly moments with your friends, a perfectly brewed cup of coffee, a hug from your sister, the endorphin rush after a workout…whatever it is that brings you a moment of joy. And when the negative thoughts and feelings set it, focus your attention on the little joys and one day you’ll wake up and realize that your life is overflowing with them.
So, take a moment to reflect on the past year. What did you love about it? What did you hate? And most importantly, what are you going to do to make the next 365 days even better?
Here’s to a beautiful fresh start…