Happy 2022! In my personal opinion, I have never had much success with setting and keeping New Years Resolutions. I decided years ago to ditch that approach and try to live everyday like it is New Years Day.
Being A Better, Kinder You
Throughout the years, as I have aged, I have found the things that are important and the things that are not. I believe as you get older, this just comes to you naturally. It comes from life experiences that you have had to learn and grow from throughout the years. You will find what you will tolerate and what you won’t, what is acceptable and what is not.
Surround Yourself With Good People
There are some people that deserve to be an important person in your life and there are some that don’t. That is something you have to discover for yourself. How much are you willing to put up with from people around you that you give so freely to but don’t give of themselves back to you? We attract what we are willing to tolerate from people. At some point you have to let some people go and move on for your own happiness and joy.
How To Find Joy & Happiness
Wake up each morning and find joy and happiness. Look around and appreciate what you have and what you don’t have. Work hard, be honest, genuine, and kind. Help others when you can. I like to help kids and senior citizens it makes me happy. Simplify your life and don’t compare yourself to others. We don’t need a lot of material things to make us happy. That is not where happiness comes from.
Truly Celebrate Others & Support Them
We are all different and unique. Each of us are good at something in our lives. I love people that celebrate other peoples success. If you celebrate others successes, then when it is your time, they will happily celebrate with you. That is how it should be we should be lifting each other up.
Turn Gossip & Drama Into Kindness Instead
Be the person that stops drama and gossip in its tracks. When you hear someone speaking ill of another person to hurt them or make them look bad, be the better person that says I don’t feel comfortable with this conversation. Drama and gossip are so toxic and hurtful. If we all took a stand against it, wouldn’t we all be better off? It has happened to us all at some point. Never set anyone up for failure!
Don’t Take People For Granted
It is so easy to forget the people in our lives that are the most important. Why would we be kinder to an acquaintance than to our own family that we spend so much time with? People come and go in life. The important ones (Family & True Friends) are hopefully in your life for the long haul. Tell them everyday how much they mean to you. Walk away from silly little things that irritate you. Look at why you love them instead of what they do that is annoying to you. Try to see things through their eyes instead of just your own. Say I Love you everyday and mean it.
Your Feet Are Not Meant to Be Planted In One Spot
If you are not happy at work, change that. You do not have to be stuck in a place that does not bring you happiness and joy. If you do not take a risk and leave a bad situation, you are stuck. I just got out of a bad situation a couple of months ago. I did not realize how much a stressful job without very much support had slowly started to change me and consume my personal life and my family. The stress level and the dread of going into a bad situation each day, out weighed the smaller part of the job that brought me joy and happiness. I got so busy making a living that I forgot to make a life. It was hard and scary to leave, but I have not looked back. I feel so much happier because of my decision. My Family is not living the stress that I would bring home everyday anymore either. I found a work-life balance affects the whole family.
Chase Your Dreams & Set Goals
Each Day wake up and chase your dreams and goals. Realizing that you will have ups and downs. Successes and Failures, that is how life works. It’s how you respond to them both that makes you or breaks you. First, set family goals, home goals, health and fitness goals, financial goals and then set work goals. Many times we put work goals and work first and that throws off our work-life balance.
Be True To Yourself
The best thing that I have ever done for myself is to be Myself! You come to realize that if you are a genuine, honest, good and kind person, you open yourself up to a much happier and joyful you. When you are happy it is contagious and pretty soon you see the people around you much happier too!
You Don’t Have To Be Perfect
No one is perfect! I am a great example of that. I stumble, I have good and bad days, successes and failures. Try to find the positive and happy in any situation even when it seems impossible. You will find that things are much less stressful that way. It takes small daily adjustments to begin to live a much happier and simple life. Over time you will see big results!
Live Each Day As A New Start
I started this way of thinking and living about 10 years ago to start to change my life for the better. It is not always joyful and happy but I have to say its much better than it was in the past. It has helped me in my life so many times. You just have to find what works for you and stick with it until it becomes a habit.
Happy New Year
Happy New You!