Happy New Year you lovely bunch of humans. I hope you are well and enjoying the new year celebrations. I wanted to do a special blogpost about 2017 and what the year means to me. I am declaring 2017: A Year of saying yes and Self Love.
2016 was a year of self loathing and I mean that literally. I have spoken about this on the blog before but it was a year of low confidence, mood swings and bouts of Anxiety. Towards the end of the year, I decided enough was enough. I was becoming a shell of the woman I once was and decided something had to give.
From October onwards I decided to focus more on myself and self love. By self love, I mean taking the time for yourself, listening to yourself, your mind, your body and doing things to help them grow and develop. For me, this includes ending the day on my bed with a cup of tea away from doing anything work related. It also includes making sure I get 6-7 hours of sleep as much as possible throughout the week. There are other more personal things I have been doing to help this move along which I will talk more about in the future but I have honestly noticed a difference. I have become more content within myself and the person I am which is something I have not felt in a very long time.
Another thing I want to focus on in 2017, is saying yes more. Saying yes to opportunities and lifes curveballs. Saying yes to things I know I want to do yet doubts creep in preventing me from following through with them. I know this happens to a lot to us. The thing is I started saying yes more in 2016. I joined courses, travelled a bit more but I feel like I need to really grab this with both hands and make it a prominent part of my 2017.
I also have some other personal goals such as learning to drive which I want to achieve in 2017, but the reason I wanted to draw attention to Self Love and Saying Yes more are two things the majority could do more of in our lives. They also work hand in hand with other personal goals we all set ourselves. You need to do both of these things to give you the belief you can reach you goals.
If you want to hear me talk about this more, I have a video heading your way at half five where I talk about this a little bit more.
Are you planning to make 2017: A year of saying yes and Self Love? Whatever your new year goals are let me know in the comments below.