To be completely honest the first week of 2019 is a complete blur. I really struggled to get back into any kind of routine which left me feeling like a bit of a failure. I can't deny I'm a big fan of the New Year because it's one of the easiest ways to draw a line in the sand & start fresh. However, when you've got all these plans & goals for the New Year but all of a sudden they go down the drain it can be pretty disheartening. So, in case you're struggling like I was, trying to battle through the first few months of 2019, keep reading for some more positive & productive thoughts.
A Bad January Doesn't Mean A Bad Year
There's always a lot of pressure put on January. It's meant to be the perfect month for everyone & everything but it reality it's just one month out of 11 which carry so much possibility. Not everything has to be ticked off & done in January. Take your time, have some fun & do things at your own pace, not the pace of others.
It's Not A Race
Much like everything else in life, it's not a race to see who can tick off all their goals first. The only person you have to worry about contending with is yourself. It never really matters what others are doing. Okay, it can be interesting to be nosey sometimes & other times it can be inspiring but other than that, worrying about what others are doing really has no positive impact on our lives. We've just got focus on ourselves, worry about what we're doing while remembering life ins't a race, it's a journey.
Everyday Can Be A Fresh Start
Cliche, I know but as human beings we tend to be really bad at dwelling on things & not just for days, but weeks & even sometimes months. I tend to be really bad at this & constantly overthink that things that I have no control over. It quickly became a really bad habit of mine. Granted, I do still slip into bad patterns sometimes, I've noticed that I am a lot better than what I use to be. Every single day is a chance for a fresh start for something. It could be anything, even if it's just getting out of bed & brushing your teeth that day. We put so much pressure on ourselves that we tend to worry about all the big pictures things & we forget all about things that make our day go round. I get it, a new day isn't quite the same as a New Year but you can still draw a line in the sand & start fresh from the point onwards.
Remember, your self worth isn't based on what you achieve. Achievements are wonderful things but I wish it wasn't the only way we judged someone as there is so much more to people than their list of personal achievements.
Bad start or not, 2019 is your year. You're going to achieve goals. You're going to learn. You're going to laugh & be happy. 12 months from now you're going to be so proud of yourself for making it another year.