I think I speak for a lot of people when I say I was ready to kiss 2017 goodbye. As the holidays roll out, and school starts again, I must say I am very excited for the new year. However, there was a lot of growing people had to experience, and it left quite a lot of people in a turmoil of emotions. And you know what they say about bottling up emotions. Listed below are four ways you can self-heal before the New Year kicks in, so you can start 2018 with no negativity, and no regrets.
Write A Letter
Something that’s always helped people when dealing with a lot of conflict and emotions, is writing them down. The words you can’t seem to say out loud can be written on a piece of paper, or even typed in an email. This is the most effective way to express how you feel to family, friends, and even your significant other. Don’t go into 2018 bottling up emotions!
Be More Positive
People often confuse being positive with being happy all the time. No! Just change the outlook you have on things. Be grateful for what you have, take time to enjoy the finer things in life, have faith in yourself, and surround yourself with people who are uplifting instead of people who bring you down. Start being more positive in your thoughts and actions, and I guarantee you’ll see a change in your life.
Focus On Yourself
This is the most important one. It starts with the mental declaration that you are living for yourself, and not for others. Take care of yourself, and this includes your mind, body and spirit. Stop caring about what people think about you, at the end of the day, they don’t live your life. Love yourself, because at the end of the day, you are your longest commitment, and you are your number one priority.
One of the biggest reasons people fall into depression, especially in the twenties, is because of the unsettling feeling that we aren’t in the place that we’re supposed to be. Don’t beat yourself up for feeling that your life isn’t set into motion. Set goals for yourself, make to-do lists, or even monthly or yearly bucket lists. Force yourself to find purpose and to go on adventures instead of moping around and wondering why nothing is happening in your life.
Ultimately, 2018 is the year that people want to prosper in. Which is also said every year. However, having baggage from previous years from different relationships and even within yourself, is what prevents of from being the better versions of ourselves throughout life. As 2017 comes to an end, reflect on yourself and your life. Make notes on who you are as a person and what you wish to keep, and what needs to go for the new year. And through this, hopefully in 2018, we will be focused on our ‘glow-up’ mental, physical, emotional, and financial glow-up.