With only a few weeks into 2020, I’ve heard a lot of friends and family talk about their resolutions and bet on whether or not they stick to them! Admittedly, I am not a resolutions person. In the past I found that if I didn’t stick to my resolutions it would only make me feel bad about myself and life is too short to cary around those feelings! So instead I simply jot down a few things I feel I need to work on whether that’s personal or professional and then check in with myself a few times a month and adjust accordingly. No pressure, no negative talk, no disappointment.
If you ask my close friends what my mantra is they would immediately say “I’m a work in progress until the day I die” (I recognize this might seem a bit dramatic (the until I die part) but to me it simply means a lifelong journey. I’m always working on myself and learning from situations I either put myself in or find myself in. Sometimes I handle it OK and sometimes not OK but at least I’m learning and adjusting. Looking at the positive perspective helps to fend off any negative self talk that might set it.
So in the year 2020, I urge you to eliminate resolutions that can potentially set you up for disappointment and negative self talk. Instead, be kind to yourself, be positive ABOUT yourself, and make an investment in yourself; however small or large you need it to be!
Wishing you only positive thoughts and a 2020 that is filled with self-assurance and happiness!