“Quiet the mind and the soul will speak”
– Ma Jaya Sati Baghavati
I decided to do this post because I feel like 2018 thought me a lot of lessons, about myself and about life in general. So, 2019 is all about the positive vibes and being the best version of you.
To start this process, I started to reflect on what stresses me out, what I enjoy and what I don’t enjoy and what habits I have that I would like to change. I started to figure out what I wanted to achieve for myself and started a plan.
Beginning this can be a bit strange and to be honest can seem very pointless but I really believe with time they work. First thing I did was to create a Vision Board, whether it be a collage of images of photos on your phone or a physical board in your home, I believe seeing it repeatedly will help you subconsciously do more and more actions to achieve your goals.
I also think taking time for your health & wellness will also contribute to you being your best self. Everyone is different but whatever makes you unwind and relax you should do more of. This ties back to your diet and what you are putting into your body. As part of your wellness doing more of the activities you enjoy will make you feel amazing. Starting to make time for the things on the never-ending to do list will make you feel more productive and good about yourself. Personally for me, I think making time to go to the gym or start a new hobby will force me take the time I need for myself.
The last recommendation is Energy. I’m aware this sounds very cliché but you are who you hang around with so choose your circle wisely. It’s natural to feel down and miserable if everyone you hang around with is miserable about their own situation. Being positive and good to people will always be the better route so don’t be afraid to let that shine.
Till next time
I just had my 24th Birthday in Sydney Australia a destination I have only dreamt about going. This post is going to be something a little different, I think its more for me to remind myself of what I’ve learnt the past 24 years. Hopefully, some of you can relate to these thoughts and help you remind yourself of special you are too.
1. Stop Worrying
This is top priority, stop worrying about everything and everyone. Don’t think about how things should be or whats going wrong. Focus on whats going right, you never appreciate how far you’ve come and what you have accomplished. Stop worrying about how you should be and act, be yourself the rest will follow.
2. Let go of Negative People
Let go of people who don’t add joy to your life. Sometimes its hard to see what other people see especially if you know these people a long time but sometimes its better to let go and part ways. Your Vibe attracts your Tribe so be careful who you let into your circle.
3. Travel More
You love to travel, do it more. Some of your best memories are on crazy adventures and doing things you would never get to do. Make a plan to put this as a priority in your life. This blog was an outlet for you to be creative and share your stories. You love to create content so do that more.
4. Do what makes you happy
You have so many goals and dreams but you hold yourself back because you are afraid of what everyone else will think. In a few years those people won’t even exist in your world so why do you care. Take more time for you to get your beauty treatments done or go to a spa or watch a movie. People pleasing will lead you to be unhappy so put yourself first.
5. You are in your own race
Most importantly this lesson resonates a lot to 2018, a lot of change. Try to stop comparing yourself to people the only person you should be worried about is you and things will happen in the right time. Work hard but play harder. Time is so short to worry about little things.
“What if I fall? Oh, but my darling what if you fly?”
Let’s face it we all have good days and bad days. What is important to realise is that even when were down we pick ourselves back up and smash our goals! So, how do we stay motivated? I am going to share some of my top tips to help you reach your goals.
First things first. Organisation is key to staying on track with your goals. I am a big believer in organising my space. This includes where I work and in my home. All of this will help you to have a clear space to gather your thoughts and to start planning.
This brings me onto my second point… planning. I’m a huge stationary nerd.. nothing makes me happier that starting off the new year with a cute journal to start jotting down my thoughts in. Planners are a great and easy way to plan out your weeks, months and days. This will help you prioritize tasks and keep on track for long-term plans. Every month I write a checklist. What do I want to achieve this month? How much money do I want to save? Where do I want to travel this year? All of these questions become clearer when you plan and have a strategy. The same advice I take into my work life, I write down the tasks for the week. Then, I priorities these tasks into my days according to deadlines and importance. This way I never feel overwhelmed and all of my tasks are achievable and realistic.
I am going to do a separate blog post dedicated to this to delve into more detail. I cannot recommend motivational books enough. These types of books help me get of a negative head space and I find it so relaxing to read especially in the morning. I feel like I start my day off right. Keep an eye out for a blog post recommending my favourite books in the coming weeks.
I saved the best of last for two reasons. First reason being that I believe it is the most effective and second being because it is the hardest thing to do. The easiest way to explain visualisation is to imagine having everything you ever wanted as if you have it. Seems a bit strange right? Hundreds of famous ‘celebrities’ across Hollywood swear by the power of visualization. My biggest tip for beginning visualisation is gratitude. Start to be grateful for everything that you do have and stop focusing on everything that you don’t have. Being genuinely happy and grateful for the life that you do have will not only make your days better but everything that you want it in life will start to happen.
That is all of my tips for now. Everyone is different and what might work for me might not for you. I hope this blog post as helped someone feel that they can conquer their goals.
The only thing holding you back is you!