A new year makes everyone jump onto the resolution bandwagon and goal making thang. It’s a metaphor for a fresh start. A new beginning. a brand new book, to start writing the chapters of your life in. But this is something that I don’t tend to do. I mean, the end of the year always makes me look back on the highs of the year, and of course things I would like to do differently. But something I highly urge everyone to do from Today (yep, not the 1st January, but little ol’ 31st December), is not to wait for a specific date to change, move forward, start your goals or even start your bucket list – whatever it may be, do it today!
2016 has taught me so many things. It’s taught me to be more loving, more open, more positive and most importantly more driven than I have ever been in my life. This past year was filled with lots of changes to my life, which I’m totally not going to bore you with, but one thing I can say is that it’s been one of the best years of my life, so far. One of the major things that I have learnt is to put myself and my goals as a number one priority.
My life, in many ways, has taught me that it’s a very precious thing. Things can change in a split second. Which brings me back to my first point, why wait to change things? Or do things differently?
Let me give you a little insight and example from my 2016. Earlier this year, I was unhappy with finishing university and not knowing what do to after. I made it my goal to change this a few months after graduating. I was confused and didn’t know what I wanted to do with my career at the start, but everything started making sense at around autumn time. I knew what I wanted to do, and I knew I had to do it now! So I took a positive leap of faith, made many changes and I couldn’t have been happier. If you’ve got the drive and passion there, you can do anything you set your mind to!
A couple tips that I would like to add for anyone who has a goal, wish or even change something in their lives. Nothing is going to happen if you sit there and don’t take any action on it – trust me, I’m talking from experience! The first change you can make in your life is to be proactive and do something about the goals/changes you would like to make. Action leads to change. Secondly, is to be in the right mind frame. There is no point having a goal, but thinking negatively about it. It can be hard at times but always thinking about what you WANT in life, not what you don’t want.
One thing I’ve really struggled with (and sometimes even do now) is the dreaded case of ‘what if’ -itis. I would always want to do something but end up thinking to myself, ‘but what if this happened?’. This constantly brought me back to a somewhat negative mind set – which is so something that we don’t need in our lives! There are so many books, websites and even videos you can watch on YouTube which teach you ways to be more positive. Little changes you make in your mind first, show through in yourself – becoming a better being!
I know this has been a bit of a random, life post on my blog but it’s just something I really wanted to get out there to all my readers and followers! I really want us to all be a little more positive in our lives. I know it’s hard, but let’s all take baby steps there so we can live in a more loving world. Because let’s face it, it can be scary out here sometimes!
Finally, after all this rambling, I would like to whole-heartedly thank each and every one of you that follow me in any way, shape or form – you are all amazing (and I mean that!). Emails, tweets, messages, comments – you are all such beautiful human beings! ♥
Check out my slideshow below to see what I got up to in 2016!
I can’t wait to see what next year has in store for us all. One thing is for sure, let’s sprinkle positivity and love, everywhere we go.
Here’s to an amazing 2017.