I don't mean like 'dear diary..', I'd just like to write down 3 things I've done/achieved that day, and 3 things that have made me smile that day. Reflecting on my day in a positive way isn't something I take time out to do on a daily basis. I'd like to look back in a week, a month or a year and just see how much progress I've actually made, what simple or complicated thing made me smile. I just think it'd be nice to take 5 minutes of my evening to reflect in a positive way.
2. Sometimes, apologies don't deserve 'that's okay' as a response.
'Sorry I didn't text back I was in the shower' vs. 'Sorry I was nasty to you'. the first requiring 'it's okay', the latter deserving a 'thank you'. Sometimes an apology doesn't make things okay - and people shouldn't believe that lying/being horrible/nasty/whatever else is okay, so why do we tell them it's okay? All I'm saying is think carefully about what the apology entails and what the apology deserves back.
3. Do more of what makes me happy - without spending a small fortune.
Fresh air. Walks. Exploring. Travelling. New places. Animals. Wildlife. Nature. It really is the simple things we take for advantage. What's wrong with just spending time just appreciating what the eyes can see? Breathe in the fresh air, the fresh views. Fresh memories mean more than fresh possessions.
4. Treat myself better.
I don't just mean eat healthier, drink less alcohol, go to the gym, blah blah blah. I just mean, treat myself better. Be kinder to myself. Confidence is the one area where I really lack, however if you tell yourself something enough - you really start to believe it. So my aim is to tell myself a positive thing everyday about myself. Even if it's something silly like 'my eyeliner looks good today' but one thing I am determined to say to myself EVERYDAY is that 'I believe in me' because at the end of the day, if I can't believe in myself, why would anyone else believe in me?
5. Accept the things I cannot change.
I feel like this statement kind of speaks for itself. I am a huge worrier, an overthinker. But in an attempt to get my anxiety levels a little lower this is something I've been meaning to learn, the mantra 'what's done is done' is something I've been repeating to myself for the past couple of weeks and something I'm intending to do in 2015. I can't change what's happened, I can only learn, what's the point worrying over something that's already happened? It's a lot easier said than done but for once, I just want to look forward rather than backwards.
I hope you all have a fantastic start to the new year, regardless of what your plans may be.
Be safe, and take care.
ps. thank you for all the support you've all given me in 2014. You're all wonderful, wonderful people. xo
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