A Happy New year to everyone and I hope 2019 is nothing short of amazing for you all.
Whilst setting goals for 2019 is as important, this year I have decided to set an intention/Phrase. My intention for 2019 is “Letting Go”. I have been doing a lot of self-introspection and I was able to identify that I hold on to a lot of things, which has been holding me back emotionally and psychologically. It is important to note that when you want anything from life, holding on to that idea becomes unhealthy and toxic for our health, as we place a lot of our energy and feelings onto it. When we do not get what we want we feel sad, regretful and self- blame.
Personally I have been holding onto too many things which to my detriment has become unhealthy in my personal life. I have come to realize that if I want something I have to put in the effort, and not hold on to any expectations or attachment to the outcome. I just have to let go the expectations and believe that I have done my best.
Part of letting go will mean that I would need to set boundaries and not allow people or events to disturb my inner peace. For those of you who have been reading my blog posts I have been writing from personal and Psychological perspectives. Writing is my catharsis.
First step towards letting go:
1) Don’t have expectations of people. People say things they mean. Don’t look for excuses and paint a different picture of them. Have real honest people in your life. Who are there for the long run. We sometimes have a difficult time letting go of certain people. However, attachments and expectations only bring hurt. This is why I stress only have people who are good for your mental health.
2) Less Scrolling/ posting on social media. This brings a long pain as well. When we are not fulfilled in our lives, scrolling on social media brings a deep sense of sadness as we watch the good people post and assume their lives are perfect. We wish for their lives and we stop appreciating our life. However, this is not true. People only post what they want to. Does anyone post their sadness on social media? NO.
3) Live in the present moment, because that is the only thing you can control. Be grateful for your life and make each day count.
This is simply what I am going to strive to achieve in 2019. Simple yet positive.
What is your intention for 2019? Do let me know.