It’s been a while hasn’t it? I know. Don’t worry, I won’t do the apologetic speech (which if you notice, is the first paragraph of most of my posts). 2014 was a tough year, not bad but tough and blogging was unfortunately not a priority… However I have many exciting ideas for 2015; which are probably not all going to be successfully accomplished but there is no harm in setting positive intentions, right?
This whole “new year, new you” theology, set to inspire us to become better versions of ourselves. But is it really beneficial or does it generate an inner frustration and negative mentality which is constantly reminding you that “you’re just not good enough”? Throughout this past month, my (lack of) organisation skills have exceeded expectations and today I realised something, I’d never previously discussed – we were not made to follow a pattern. We are often so caught up in the way we look, that we tend to forget about the way we feel and end up applying an unnecessary pressure to our already hectic lifestyles. If it’s all already so complex, why start new projects?
There will be time for all these worries to become useful, but the first few months of the year might not be the best ones. Specially if you are currently wearing more than 2 layers… Of course we want to be more productive, happy and healthy but no one can truly accomplish these things if we only think about the things we DON’T actually do. Have you recently stopped to think about all those amazing things you already do everyday? I know they just seem like the “norm” but trust me, you already do so much!
Nonetheless, I don’t think there is anything wrong with trying out new things, new habits and introducing new ideas to our lifestyles. It can be something as small as finishing a book, or as big as running a marathon. But if you are anything like me, why not restart all those projects you started last year but never managed to finish? Remember – you are in control!
We have a whole 327 days to make of 2015 a year where we have control over our own lives (weird, right?). Just don’t forget, one day at a time.