It is already the third day of January and I feel like I am already struggling to bring my “resolutions” to fruition. Even the simple ones like, “I will wake up the first time my alarm goes off”, or “I will not yell at the tv when my team is losing in basketball” lol…yes I do that….yes it is annoying, yes I know I need to stop! (But basketball is just so goooooodddd).
Anyways, I am trying to not think about my “resolutions” and how I have basically failed three days into the year. But I want to focus more on what I want to leave behind in 2017. Things that seem more attainable and will really improve my quality of life and how I feel.
With that being said, the three things I plan to leave behind in 2017 are:
Don’t say yes if I really want to say, no.
Now there is absolutely nothing wrong with being a helpful person. But I literally will go above and beyond to help others even when I know I don’t have the time or energy to do so. Whether it is a task at work, meeting up with a friend, or doing something with my family, I will say yes to participating or helping before thinking about if I really want to commit, and what comes with that commitment. I am very happy that I seem to be a dependable person and someone who others can count on but that can borderline cross over to being a pushover or a yes man. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE to help others. But I think I need to say no more often when I really don’t want to do something.
Stop trying to make everything perfect.
Ok, I know at least one of you reading this likes to feel in control of situations. But have you ever thought about how it actually can derail you from feeling alive in the moment? I want situations to always go as planned, but let’s get real! That is NOT LIFE, and never will be. I need to be better with living in the moment and letting the chips fall where they may. I may surprise myself and discover how much I have missed trying to make everything go perfect. Nothing is or ever will be perfect, I need to remember that.
Let go of expectations in myself and others.
Catch 22 – some may take this as settling, and others may look at this and think there is no other way to live and enjoy life. But I don’t care what anyone else feels. We can not life our lives according to anyone else. And this is why I want to stop expecting things from myself and other just because society, or social media, or others think it is what is best, or where you should be in life at “your age”. Sadly, in this day and age people thrive off of what others think of them. But we all need to remember, no one knows what will make you happy and live your best life like YOU do. You don’t have to have children at a certain age, get married, know what you want to do forever. I want to stop stressing myself out to attain goals others have set for me and follow the guidelines of what I want and have talked about with the ones closest to me.
I have not doubts in my mind that 2018 will be an amazing year, full of love and lessons learned. I am ready to continue on this quest to a Simply Euphoric life. I wish you all a year of love, life, happiness and thank you for reading!
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!