Have a Kick-Ass 2017
Not too long ago we all said goodbye to 2016 and said hello to 2017. And I hope you have all had a marvelous start into the New Year. Wether you're the type for New Year's resolutions or not, I'm sure you want this year to be fantastic and awesome. Here are some of my thoughts on having a Kick Ass 2017!
Be a dreamer and believe in yourself
Yes, mamma got you. Don't let anyone tell you what you can and what you can't do. And above all don't ever stop believing in yourself. The world can seem the hardest place sometimes, but there is always room for dreams to come true and good things to happen to people who work for it.
Stop making a to-do list
I'm sure you've heard it a hundred times, on which New Year's resolutions we should be making, which goals are the right ones to make and tips on how to achieve them best. And we all know that sooner or later most of us will have forgotten all about those few things we once wrote down in the old year. The thing with resolutions is, that it is something we don't give much thought in, it's something we are told one should do. And of course there's always things we want to improve on, loose those extra pounds, get fitter, read more books, have more adventures. But if you are like me, you'll already have enough to-do lists in your life, so why add an other one to it? It might just do the opposite and discourage you from achieving your resolutions because you're overwhelmed. Where to start, when there's just sooo much to do? Of course it's good to write down your thoughts, your wishes and goals you want to work towards, but this should be without an uptight feeling of having to accomplish all of it at once or even worse, feel down when not achieving them.
Just set one goal
Instead of making a list, set yourself one goal you want to achieve this year. That's right, just one. So you will have to find out which one is the most important one for you and justify that choice. Really think about why you want to achieve this goal. Does it just look nice on paper or is it really a deep desire of yours. Do you really want it bad enough? The good thing is, chances are you're more likely to achieve your goal because you don't get distracted or overwhelmed from all other things you should be achieving and this means you're free to enjoy your accomplishment and it gives you room to set yourself a brand new goal.
My goal - My Mantra
Instead of setting a goal for myself I have chosen a mantra which fits perfectly into my current life:
I give myself permission to slow down
The last few years have all been about achieving, going further, working hard and not giving myself enough time to rest and taking care of myself and my own wellbeing. Although I like being busy I had to learn that not everything is achievable all at the same time and that I have to set priorities. I have to rest and reset to stay sane. But without thinking that I am not doing enough or that I'm worth less because of not working as much as I would have before. There is no such thing as perfect and that is the last thing one should strive for. And happiness is not something you achieve, but something you live.
I have started the year with allowing me 10 minutes every morning for a meditation. Starting the day off with some calmness. I'm using the app Headspace and find that is such a cool app both for beginners and people who already have experience with meditating.
So as a second mantra, in honor of this post, this one will be my morning mantra:
Wake up. Kick Ass. Be Kind. Repeat.
Do you have any New Years resolutions, goals mantras? Let me know in the comments below.