These past couple of weeks, something has clicked in me; something has changed and with it, almost every aspect of my life. This is the thing that decides whether or not you enjoy your day, whether or not positive things happen to you- your mindset.
A couple of weeks before Christmas, I was beginning to get so stressed and frustrated over insignificant things to the point where I wasn’t enjoying the season. I can actually pinpoint the moment I decided to stop worrying and just let whatever happens, happen. My family and I were putting up the tree, but I didn’t like it and the perfectionist side of me wanted to change the decorations and just do it myself. I began to get so annoyed about it that I just sat down and asked myself, Why does it matter?. In two years, or even two months I won’t care in the slightest. Christmas doesn’t revolve around everything being perfect. So instead I looked for the positive things about that imperfect tree and what I saw was even better than a perfectly decorated tree; it was my family all helping each other and smiling and singing along to the Christmas songs floating off my phone.
This Christmas was the Christmas I decided to let things be. I didn’t stress over keeping up old family traditions, because that Christmas didn’t need to be exactly like the previous one for it to be great. I did new things and it ended up being the best one yet! I even stood for two hours collecting money for charity at a roundabout and it made me feel amazing.
But I digress! The point of this blog is to show you how a simple change in mindset can give you the best 2018 you could possibly have!.
I feel that everyone has such a positive mindset about achieving their goals and resolutions at the start of January, but as the year progresses, our motivation does not. So, I have come up with a few ideas to help you maintain a positive mindset this entire year.
The first is to write down three main goals that you want to achieve (not resolutions-goals! Things you can check off!). Now look at those three goals and think about each one; thinking about how you’re going to achieve it and all the work you’re willing to put in, and how happy you’ll be when you are able to check it off. Now put it in an envelope and seal it. Put it somewhere you will see everyday; maybe on you’re window sill, on a bookshelf or on a cork board. Everytime you see it, you’ll be able to think about those goals and get a little burst of motivation; just enough to take another step towards it. Then on the 31st December 2018, you can open it and tick off those three goals. Not only will this give you motivation to complete these goals but you’ll be able to see just how far you’ve come this year!
Another idea, is to create a vision board! If you haven’t already, make sure to read Tea&aRead’s blog on Vision Boarding! She explains the purpose of them so well and shows you how to make the perfect one!
My last tip is to let go of all your grudges. It may sound stupid, but you can’t enter a new year and expect to have a positive mindset if you’re constantly holding onto negative thoughts about someone. I know this can be so hard, but you have to remember that by holding onto negative past experiences all you’re doing is damaging your own mental state. I’m not saying to be friends with them, but for your own peace of mind, let go.
So that sums up my blog for this Sunday! Really, I could go on about this topic forever, but to avoid crashing this website, I won’t!! But if you do want to see more blogs like this, leave a comment down below or on our Instagram and I definitely will! Hope this helped!
Yours Sincerely x