Every year on January 1st, we get a reset button and a chance to be who you have always wanted to be. Granted, we have that chance everyday, but the new year is when most people think about making changes. You can change the way you handle situations, your friends, your mindset, your outlook on life, and any relationships you feel needs to be let go or fixed. If you really think about it, that is a pretty amazing thing to be able to do.
Right now you can stop negatively thinking about all of you “mistakes” you’ve made in the past year and turn them into lessons for you to learn and grow from. Thinking and re-thinking about it won’t help or change it, because no matter how much we would like to, we can’t go back in time to make a different decision.
You can stop holding grudges and wasting your energy on people that aren’t making you a happier and better human. Talking negatively about someone who as hurt you in the past is handing them the power, so just accept they are who they are and you can’t make them be someone they aren’t. If you have people that do make you a happier and better human, but you have hurt them and think the relationship is damaged for good ; please tell them. I am working on that right now, and the best advice I have gotten is to just be honest with them concerning your feelings. Which I am learning is incredibly hard.
You can make the decision to wake up each and every morning and find something you can be joyous about. Whether it be that the sun is shining outside, feel super cute and confident in your outfit. Believe it or not, starting you day off like that can be a step in the right direction to have a great day.
You have the fantastic ability to make someone else’s day better by smiling at them as you are walking by, radiating positive emotions, or simply asking them how their day is going.
This year be honest in your feelings. Love those around you who have the ability to make you smile. Surround yourself with people who love the real you, not the person you pretend to be.
Wishing you a lovely year,