This is a mantra that was introduced to me to stop ongoing anxious thoughts and reclaim the day. Its simple meaning helps refocus the mind. It reminds me that I am in charge, and I will not let any negative thoughts or people take hold of my attitude.
Whose day is it?
I have seen a lot of positive VSCO and Instagram posts about the upcoming year and goals everyone has for making it a productive and successful year. Everyone seems to be on the same page – we are going to focus on behaviors that promote happiness, like leaving negativity and people who do not challenge us to be the best versions of ourselves in the past. I love the slight change in healthy New Year’s resolutions; people are recognizing that mental health is just as important as physical health. So while I will still make a dedicated effort to spend time at the gym, I also am taking advice from these posts. Here is my outline of little goals that will slightly change my day-to-day life for the better.
- Make plans with people who make me genuinely smile
- Read at least one book a month
- Wake up at 5:30 so as to not rush in the mornings
- Walk away from things/people/situations that are not right for me (This one is not a measurable goal, but still an important mindset I want to have.)
- Get a job (yay money!)
- Meditate twice a day, morning and night
- Do work the night it is assigned
- Set a gym schedule (2-3 times a week – no slacking!)
This year is going to be a big one for me… I will become an adult, receive college decisions, travel to London with my family, go on a girls’ beach trip with my friends, and start a new school year in a new state with new people. All of these big events will shape my year and who I will be at the end of it. With these goals and positive mantra, I am confident I can live this year with joy in my heart, radiating outward towards others.
What big events do you have planned for 2019? Feel free to share!
I wish you a wonderful New Year filled with family, friends, and face masks!
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