New Year’s Day; the day where we reminisce over the last 12 months thinking about the good and the bad, while making a ton of resolutions. Every year I sit and make a huge list; some I’ll see through and others I’ll forget before the end of January. This year will be different. This year I plan to make only one promise to myself, and that’s to be more selfish.
Now, I don’t mean selfish in the lack of consideration for other people kinda term because I tend to put others first, and I always go that extra mile for my friends and family. When I say ‘more selfish’ I mean taking the time to focus a little more on me. Thinking about what truly makes me happy and putting that happiness first, and to learn to live more in the moment.
I wrote a post not to long ago about how I wanted to improve my health (mentally and physically), my well being and my general selfcare. In this post I reflected on the past few months and came to the conclusion that I always seem to put these three last on my list of priorities, and it resulted in me feeling miserable, not to mention, stressed, angry and disappointed. This is not how I want to feel in 2018.
Lately, I’ve come to realise life is just too darn short to spend it unhappy. So, going forward I’m going to learn not to sweat about the small stuff and concentrate on the things I want to do. I want to start living my life more, enjoying the moments instead of just photographing them. To live in the moment and not let meaningless things take over, and, most importantly, make sure I’m wearing a smile while doing them.
What makes me happy? My friends, family and the love of my life. Travelling, food and improving myself as a person, whether that’s donating to a charity, or hitting the gym. So, I promise to myself that this year I won’t be stressing about the fact that I haven’t published a blog post all week because I’ll have been spending time with those who matter. I promise to take a step back from technology and focus on what’s in front of me, as well as learn to not get caught up on trivial things that seriously DO NOT MATTER.
I intend to live 2018 to the fullest with a HUGE smile slapped on my face, and hopefully this time next year I’ll have an even bigger amount of memories and highlights to share with you all. Personally, I think putting myself first and wanting a better life is healthy, but if that makes me selfish, then I’m guilty.
What are the promises you’re making to yourself this year? Have you made any New Year’s resolutions?
Sarah Jayne x