For many people, this happens year after year; you started the New Year with so much hope and vivacity, and then somewhere along the line things stopped working out the way you hoped, now here you are, a few weeks to the end of 2019, and you want to just give up on everything and wait for the New Year to start all over again.
You don’t have to do that.
The fact that 2019 is ending doesn’t mean that you have to put everything on hold until 2020 begins. The fact that 2019 is ending doesn’t mean that you can’t still achieve something major before 2020 begins. You need to realize that the end of the year doesn’t mean it is the end of the line. You can still do something to make the most out of 2019, and you can start now.
✓ Stop Comparing Yourself to Others – That feeling of worthlessness, of thinking that you have squandered the year and wasted all your time, usually stems from the fact that you are comparing yourself to others. Instead of spending time wishing your life was like someone else’s, live your own life and be grateful for what you have and what you have achieved.
✓ Unplug – Get away from technology for a while. Take a week off of social media and movies. Read a book, take a walk, meet up with friends, or attend an event without a goal of taking selfies or making videos of the event. Just enjoy the moment.
✓ Leave the Past in the Past – Learn from your past, but dwell in it. Whatever happened has happened, and that is that.
✓ Live in the Present – What is going on in your life right now? What can you do to change things, make things better? Focus on the here and now, and enjoy every moment of it.
✓ KonMari Your Space – The KonMari method, created by organizing consultant Marie Kondo, is a way of organizing your space by removing every item that doesn’t bring you joy. In simple terms: declutter your space. Get rid of everything that you haven’t used or thought of using in the last 3 months. Decluttering is a goal worth achieving and congratulating yourself for completing. If you haven’t worn an outfit at all this year, give it to someone else who will appreciate it.
✓ Stop being so Critical of Yourself – Every day is an opportunity to do better, to be better. Don’t be so hard on yourself, but purpose in your heart to be a better version of yourself.
✓ Intentionally Create Memories – This is the Christmas season. A worthy goal for this period is to create memories that last with friends and family and being a blessing to people you don’t even know, creating good memories for them as well. Remember life is not all about you 🙂
✓ Be Grateful – You’re still here in spite of all you may have been through! Be intentional about documenting at least 3 things to be grateful for over the past 10 months. Stay positive, optimistic and expectant about the future.
✓ Set Small, Attainable Goals – So you gave up on your New Year’s resolution. That doesn’t mean you can’t start on them again. Break them up into smaller goals that you can achieve in the weeks we have left in this year, and go to work on getting them. If you had a big goal of losing 50kg this year, but couldn’t, why not set a smaller goal, like no drinking of sugary drinks for 2 weeks? It will amaze you the results you see, and how you will feel mentally and emotionally when you achieve this goal.
There’s still quite a bit of time in 2019, you can still make it count.