I’m not a big resolution person, and that’s mainly because I do not like failure. Most people, including myself, set unrealistic goals and as quickly as we make them, we stop doing them. Maybe it’s not that these goals are unrealistic for us, but maybe it’s because we aren’t in the right mind set to accomplish them. So how do we get in the right mind set? Focus on making these 3 things your resolutions for the year and I’m confident you will be able to succeed with anything!
1. Start loving yourself: Sounds cheesy but it’s the truth. If you don’t love yourself it could derail any goal you have set. If you want to make changes it starts with YOU! Want to find a good partner? Or make the relationship you’re in better? It starts with loving yourself first. Want a raise or a better job? Or maybe you want to start your own business! Learning to love yourself for who you truly are is the surest way of achieving any of these goals. It will give you the confidence you need and the confidence you deserve.
2. Stop comparing yourself to others: Social media has been a positive thing, and yet can be such a negative thing in the same regard. We are constantly thrown into each others lives seeing details that may or may not be realistic. It’s the unrealistic nature of social media that can get us wishing for others lives or reminding us of what we don’t have. Start being grateful for the things you do have and making a point to remembering them daily! Write them down, or say them out loud!
3. Develop compassion & empathy for others: Let’s get back that human connection to people regardless if we agree with them or not! Having compassion and empathy for some one that you may not agree with doesn’t mean you are supporting their behavior or choices. So many are to quick to cut others off because their thinking isn’t the same. I’m just going to say it, there are some crappy humans out there, but if you start looking at them with compassion and less hatred it may not just change your heart, but theirs in return. We all have a story! We all become these people we are today from personal experiences, a lot of which are filled with sadness and trauma. Someone might be crappy but you don’t have to be. Make the choice to love regardless!
When I try to implement all these things into my life I can truly feel the change in myself and when that happens I feel completely unstoppable! Love yourself, love others & be thankful for what you have!