I didn’t do a blog post about new year’s resolutions and if I’m honest, I’m not really a fan of them. Each to their own of course, I think the main reason I don’t make resolutions is because I never stick to them! If I had an ounce of willpower in my bones, then I would probably be more into it.
Instead I’ve decided to give myself some mottos to live by in 2018. These are based on some lessons I’ve learned over the years and what I know I need to do in life to be happy.
- There’s more to life than being skinny. I’ve spent my whole life trying to lose weight. While I still want to be in good shape, I also want to enjoy myself. This more relaxed approach does mean that I’ve gained weight, but for the first time in my 26 years, I’m ok with it! I like to eat out, I like cosy nights on the couch…I like anything that involves food. Now I just want to focus on feeling good!
- If you don’t ask you won’t get. This is one that has taken me a long time to actually do. I’ve never been the person who shouts the loudest (and I probably never will be) It’s important to put yourself out there though, if you don’t, you will never get what you’re secretly wishing for.
- Know your worth. Again, as with above, I’m not the most confident person in the room, but I think sometimes you have to take a step back and evaluate your strengths. We can’t always focus on our weaknesses. It can be hard to big yourself up, but you have to recognise and trust your capabilities to get anywhere in this life!
- Let go of old news. I’ve tried to do this for quite some time and I can honestly say it has made such a difference to my life and mindset. Let go of any old grudges or arguments you may have had. People get caught up, they say and do things they don’t mean and you just need to move on. Replaying old scenarios will only have you going around in circles. Let it go!
- Let the bad things make you kinder. I think the older you get and the more you go through, the more empathy you begin to develop. You start to recognise why people are the way they are. You learn to not only accept it, but you almost forgive them for it too. We a choice, we can either let life make us angrier or kinder.
These are just a couple of little mantras I try to live by. As cheesy as it may sound, I really do think they’ve made a difference. They are only small but sometimes small steps lead to bigger things.