We are officially past the halfway mark of 2017 which is both scary and exciting – how does time fly so much quicker the older you get?! I wrote a blog post at the beginning of the year about general goals for myself in 2017 in terms of fitness, wellbeing and travel.
At the beginning of the year we tend to be full of ambition with hopes and dreams for the upcoming year. For me this year has been a rollercoaster emotionally mainly, however I try to see everything as a learning curve and that things happen for a reason. Below are 6 things I have learnt in the past 6 months:
Be your own number one
If you don’t have your own back then who will? Events that happened at the beginning of this year could have shaped my present into something completely different, however I took control of what I wanted and am growing to be a happy, healthy person again. Take love and care of number one – yourself!
Asking for help doesn’t mean you’re weak
I am quite open with my struggles and I am very proud of myself for getting out there to find myself some help in order to make my life that much happier and calmer. Asking for help doesn’t mean you’re weak – it is the complete opposite!
Being an adult can be hard
I moved out of the family home in April meaning a lot more responsibilities to take on within everyday life. Cooking, cleaning, working and finances amongst other things can be daunting and the way I am trying to help myself is to get more organised. Don’t panic if you feel these seemingly mundane tasks get too much for you from time to time, I feel like everyone will have been there at least once. Reach out for advice and you may find tools to make life a little easier.
Experiences over material things
We all love a new pair of shoes or a dress for an upcoming event, me included. However for me memories from days out, trips abroad and staycations hold a dearer place in my heart than any material object could. So as a result I have been clearing out my belongings slowly and either selling them on eBay or giving things to charity shops.
I am the first one to admit I have turned into a lazy texter and I don’t like it one bit. I am not entirely sure why but when I receive a text I take far too long to reply to friends and family. I am actively trying to get better at it again as communicating with those closest to you really makes a difference to how you feel.
Let go of negativity
As I said in my first point, something blew life out of the water this year and left me feeling pretty awful and angry. Now I am in a better place it has proven to be exhausting holding onto negativity so I am trying to get better at letting go of those stressful emotions and thoughts. Eventually you need to accept bad things do happen to good people unfortunately and you cannot control everything that happens to you. It is the way you deal with the aftermath that really shows how strong you are.
Have you learnt any life lessons since the beginning of the year? Let me know 🙂