We’re just about a week away from the new year. Now’s the time that most people begin reflecting on the year, the past, making peace with it, and more importantly, the future, what’s to come, the unlimited opportunities and chances yet to unfold.
I’m a firm believer in new beginnings and looking at things with an optimistic lens. The start of a year, a fresh book and chapter with the pen in your hand is the perfect opportunity to write your own story.
Here are my top 3 things I'll be focusing on as I leave 2018 and enter 2019:
▶︎ Self Care Routine: if you don’t already have a routine set out, get to it! I know “self-care” has basically been the buzzword of 2019. Everyone uses it, and sometimes excessively without knowing what it truly embodies. Look at it from the simplest of perspectives - care for yourself and set a routine (several small or big acts) that you can do to make yourself feel good - on the inside and outside.
A few examples that I love to do:
Creative expression - paint, draw, write, read, etc.
Something I did a few years ago that I’m SO happy with is purchase a memory foam pillow. It made my sleep so much better, and you can get good quality ones at a good price. Here are a couple good ones - one, two and three.
▶︎ "Knowledge is wealth” - one of my goals is to read more. I find myself getting so deeply involved in my busy day-to-day that reading has been put on the back burner. Going to change this! I’m currently reading What Happened by Hillary Clinton, and I plan to follow it with Becoming by Michelle Obama. (All books linked are on sale FYI!)
A few more of my favs this time of the year:
▶︎ PLAN PLAN PLAN! My favourite word (seriously). With a new year, comes the opportunity to purchase a planner. I’ve nailed this down to a science (i.e. I’ve tried sooo many and narrowed it down to my top 3)
Happy New Year friends! Hoping 2019 is your best year yet!