As each year ends, the majority of us reflect on the year that is passing and set goals for the year ahead. So what has 2018 taught me? It depends. Sometimes we walk away with some
1. Make time for yourself
Ladies. Mamas. Wives. Professionals. Students. Whatever you are, remember that YOU come first. As
2. Time is a precious resource
This one isn’t new. But man, 2018 made me realize I spent a lot of time in meetings that resolved nothing, having conversations with people that were meaningless, and generally wasting time. I will never get those minutes back. But, I can’t cry over wasted time (though I want too), I’m taking note and removing those things that suck the time force out of my life. Goodbye traffic (<— that is how it works right?)!
3. Love what you do
We hear this all the time, but how often do we apply what we know. We go to school, we get that certificate, we get that job and after 3,4,5,10 years the passion is gone. If you don’t love it (Like it is really negatively affecting your life), find a new love and pour into that.
4. Say “No”
Girl, can you…NO! Mommy, can you…NO! Sister, can you…NO!
It is okay to say No. You cannot be all things to all people at all times, which is okay. If you cannot do it, do not commit to it (and don’t feel bad). I’ve had an issue with this this year, and I was left drained and aggravated. When I started saying “no”, life got so much easier. I don’t say “no” to everyone or everything, but I do say “no” to things I can’t (or don’t want to do). My mental and physical health are more important that over extending myself.
5. Write the vision, make it plain
In 2018 I didn’t finish my vision board (so what, right?). I accomplished many of the things that I did have on it (yay for me!). I didn’t accomplish the things that were not on it. My vision was not complete, it’s very difficult to complete “blank space”. Without a clear vision, it is difficult to follow the path and reach your destination. So this year, I’ll be sure to write and complete the vision.
6. Goals don’t expire
Yasss hunny I am excited for grace, especially because I fumbled a bit on #5 (writing my vision). I am ready to crush my new goals and transfer some old ones into the new year. Goals do not have an expiration date and delayed does not mean denied! So reset girlfriend, and strut into the new year like you own it.
Keep doing (the best) you boo!