Happy new year! Don’t you just love the smell of the new year? The excitement that you can start over, or make drastic improvements or even do something new? Well, I do. The new year just does something to me. It’s your time to carve out how you want the year to turn out. Now, granted, things won’t happen the way we want all the time, but what if our actions could help? After all, faith without works is dead. I know I’m not the only person that has a list of resolutions or goals that I want to accomplish in the new year, so if you do, keep that list. If you don’t, get one. Instead of focusing on the list and exhausting yourself, I came up with five things you can do to be your best self this year! When you are your best self, accomplishing your goals will be more manageable.
Keep people out of your business.
This is pretty self explanatory. Not everyone deserves a front row seat in your life regardless if they’re friends or family. Even those closest to you can disrupt your blessings. You ever wonder when you mention something exciting to a friend or family member and they immediately start to speak the negatives? “ I just want you to be aware”, or “ I just want your best interest,”. You start to hear the things that will discourage you from doing the thing you’re excited about. Those people don’t need to know a single thing.
Protect your peace.
Let me tell you! I wish I took this advice in 2017! Trust me when I say, your sanity is very important. Don’t let anyone try to force their differences on you or try to make you do something you don’t want to do. If they’re upset or pissed at you, oh well, they’ll get over it. I decided to tune people and their crap out and they were upset. Somehow, I was the bad person. And you know what? They will be okay. You weren’t put on this earth to make EVERYBODY happy.
Don’t be too hard on yourself.
People will always have something to say about you, don’t forget that. I say this because their opinions don’t matter. Your own opinions about you matter, so don’t be too hard on yourself. You’re doing the best you can. When you become too hard on yourself, you discourage yourself and then you start to feel sorry for yourself. Then you start to talk yourself out of the goals you want to acheive. Benjamin watched me do this to myself and hes’s had to shake me out of it. All because i was too hard on myself. So, relax!
Make sure to reflect on 2017.
Write about the things that happened to you, good and bad this year. What did you mess up on? Make a plan on how to make things better. One of my biggest issues I did was let everyone’s opinion get the best of me. “oh I think you should….you need to do this….” All year. It drove me crazy. So I started blocking that out and I will definitely be continuing it. Try it. Trust me, you will have less headaches.
Keep God first.
With God, all things are possible. Enough said!