At the end of March 2019 I sought to review my New Year resolutions. It’s a new strategy for keeping myself in check and hopefully accomplishing the goals that I set out for myself in 2019.
I’ve managed to complete two more in the second quarter of 2019 while three others just don’t seem possible due to them being unrealistic, mixed in with a little bit of “why bother?”
This year is turning out to be a whirlwind of sorts. Almost everything has changed and with it came my own self-resistance to change. In a nutshell, two major things dominated the first six months of 2019 for me.
Firstly, I began purging negative people from my life. I’ve learnt that saying “no” to what they tried to project into my life can lead to immeasurable relief and happiness. These relationships included family, friendships and business associates. It was hard, but I had to say no, even if I didn’t say it out loud. Toxic people will keep you off track and make your life miserable. I was entirely fed up with deceitful people and I successfully managed to eliminate this from my life.
The second one is a major work in progress for me. It’s not taking on everyone’s baggage. If you are trying to make changes in your life and people around you react a certain way because of their own baggage, it is entirely up to you to push it back. You simply cannot save the entire world. For me, this meant ignoring negativity, trying to be more patient and understanding and persevering no matter what the circumstance.
These two simple points, although really one in the same, has made a huge difference in my life. I look forward to taking it one day at a time and living in every moment of the next six months of 2019.
Here are some tips to remind you that it’s not too late to get started and find new ways to feel inspired and motivated:
- Review the list
- Re-Prioritise the list
- Note the reasons for the changes in your priorities
- Review the goals you’ve accomplished so far
- Are you feeling better than you did at the beginning of the year?
- Just focus on one thing
- Declare positive affirmations everyday
- Focus on yourself
- Start today
- Don’t make a back-up plan
Self-reflection and self-discipline are not just for New Year’s Day. There are choices you may everyday to help you achieve a happier and healthier lifestyle.