Another year, how did that happen?! I am not a huge January fan – it is so dreary and, after the excitement of Christmas, it always feels a little flat.
However, this year I feel ready for this month, a fresh start, a new chapter. The new year always brings so much promise, optimism and hope. A clean slate to start all over again, the opportunity to forget all the upset from the previous year and essentially start again. After family time, some time out and a little trip away, I have started 2018 feeling much happier, my head feels clearer and I feel less stressed. I know this week normal life will resume, I return to work and the girls go back to school – life will get crazy busy again and I will lose the luxury of time, but I am going to try and hold on to this feeling of calm for as long as I can.
Every year I set myself a few little goals but this year I have just one main aim and that is to concentrate on myself. I worry so much about what other people think, I honestly don’t know why. I think being on social media definitely contributes to this. This year I want to stop, I want to feel happy in myself and stop worrying about other people. I think I need to realise that not everyone will like me, I’m not always going to be everyone’s cup of tea but that is ok. There will always be people that try to knock my confidence or bring me down. There will always be people who question what I do. I need to try and remember other people’s opinions of me don’t need to affect me. I just need to remember what is important.
I want to feel better in myself. I want to build up my confidence and be the best person, the best friend and the best Mum that I can be. I have gotten so lost this past year but I feel so ready to try and find myself. I need to surround myself with people I love and who love me, and not waste time on people who aren’t worth it. I am getting rid of all negatives from my life.
So in 2018 I plan to look after myself, reignite my passions and get my sparkle back.
Have you got any new year resolutions?