I have a great feeling about 2019.
My intentions have been set, my plans are all panned out, and I have a clear vision of who and where I want to be by the end of the year. Because that’s me! Great at plotting, scheming, and planning. However, if my 25 years of age have shown me something, it is that I tend to lose focus and motivation quite easily when life gets hard.
Although I am a very optimistic person, it is something I consciously work on on an everyday basis. I am a natural pessimist and quite dramatic, so whenever something in my life goes awry, my intial reaction is to take cover, fight, flight, and expect the worst.
All of that nonsense is going to end. I want to stay focused and make sure this year yields as much as it possibly can, even when things do not go my way. Because life happens, and chances are that at some point, they won’t.
Below are the ways in which I plan to stay focused, motivated, and positive this year as I get closer and closer to my goals!
Mindset Change – A conscious change in mindset or perspective works wonders for our motivation and well-being. I recently adopted a mindset that has been completely life-changing: the belief that Life, the Universe, God, or whatever higher power you believe in, will always want what is best for you.
Life happens for you, not to you. Read that again. Life happens for you and not to you. It will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know that whatever experience you are having is the one you need? Because it is the experience you are having at the moment. Accept your breakdowns and experiences and do not judge them.
Plan Weekly – If not daily. I like to have an idea of what my week ahead will be like so I can plan my days accordingly. My spring semester will be pretty loaded with courses and my clinical practice, so being able to fit everything I want to do will require a bit of extra planning.
Some of my intentions for this year are to read at least two books a month, spend less money on food (AKA pack my lunches), go to the gym and practice yoga more often, and still have time left over for myself, my friends, my family, and my partner. Can I do it? Totally. I just need to stay organized.
Embrace the Journey – I love learning. I love finding new ways to heal and connect to my higher self as I watch my life unfold. Enjoy your journey and feel grateful for your process! If you work hard, do not harm yourself or others, and try your best, everything in your life will line up. Trust in yourself and your circumstances.