I think there’s a general consensus that 2017 was not the best year – both personally and with everything going on in the world, it’s been an odd one. I have had a mixed year of ups and downs and to be honest, I’m glad it’s over and I look forward to the idea of starting fresh. I’ve taken some time to sit down and reflect on some of the positive changes I have made and will be continuing to implement throughout 2018.
It’s Okay To Be Selfish.
We spend so much time making other people happy. I would do anything for other people yet when it comes to myself, I constantly put my own wellbeing in second place. I have learnt that putting myself first sometimes isn’t so bad and allows me to maintain my own mental health. Being selfish has so many negative connotations attached to it but it’s not always bad, it can work positively if you’re doing it for the right reasons.
Say ‘No’ More Often.
I am such a pushover I literally say yes to things whilst thinking in my head ‘no, no, no, no’. In a previous job, I remember I had so much to do myself but when asked to take extra tasks on *to ease someone else’s workload who could easily have done it might I add*, I still said yes! I kicked myself for being too nice because I’d end up helping people who had no respect for me. I have taken a vow to say no more often, not in a rude way, just to things that I know I don’t need to say yes to and that will not overload me with too much work or too much stress.
Fitting In Is Not Belonging.
Twisting yourself to fit someone else’s ideology is not belonging and it’s so unhealthy. It’s only during the past year or so I have really come to realise who I am and where I want to be, I was looking for acceptance from others when really, I just needed to accept myself. The only person you need to impress is yourself and you should never feel inadequate.
I will definitely be doing more posts like this, it’s always nice to touch base and reflect on the past week, month or year. There’s something about this year that feels so much more positive and exciting than the last, I have so many plans in place and I can’t wait to see what 2018 holds for me.
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