Welcome to 2019! We are almost 4 full weeks in and I think I’ve given you enough time to get acclimated to any changes that would be coming your way. Now that we’re all in and settled I’m bringing you my 10 ways to ensure your 2019 is Happy, Healthy and Productive all while still making sure you have a little fun! These are my top 10 rules to live by ladies and gents so let’s get into it!
When You Look Good, You Feel Good
This has always been and always will be a life statement of mine! Often when I feel down both mentally and physically I make it a point to put a lot of effort into my appearance. When I do my hair and make-up and put together an outfit I feel proud of I look in the mirror and because I believe I look good, I will inevitably feel good.
I’m a huge believer of the power of the tongue and I believe that what you put into the universe you ultimately attract. I can’t stress enough that you have to continuously speak positive vibes into the universe always. Even with positive affirmations every day! Write some great things on some sticky notes and place them on your computer monitor at work or your mirror at home.
Surround Yourself With People Doing Great Things
I feel like this one speaks on its own. For one you don’t want to find yourself in the wrong crowd of people who are doing negative things and bringing you down with them, and there is that old saying birds of a feather flock together which is definitely situational however you want to make sure you surround yourself with people doing great things. I thinks it’s very important to have a diverse group of friends who come from different walks of life and are all doing different things but they should all be inspiring you to be the best you and do better always but remember If you’re the smartest, most accomplished person in your group of friends then you need to make more friends!
Make Decisions With Yourself in Mind
I’m the first person to understand wanting to make those around you happy and that’s natural because everyone is a people pleaser in some capacity when it comes to family, work and relationships but sometimes you have to forget about other people’s wants, needs and happiness and focus on your own wants, needs and happiness. Remember 2019 is the year of no longer sacrificing your happiness for the happiness of others. Do what’s right for you because you’re the one who has to live with your decisions.
Don’t Set Any Expectations
I’ve come to learn when you set expectations, whether that’s expectations on people or in situations you’re setting yourself up for the possibility of a letdown. Just let go and live life, let life happen and expect nothing from what you do ; Hope for the best but prepare yourself for the worst.
Don’t Compare Your Behind the Scene Footage to Someone Else’s Highlight Tape
Remember, you don’t see everyone’s struggles the way you live through yours and people will always highlight the positive and never showcase the negative in their lives. People will only ever show you what they want you to know. Everyone’s experiences are different and you never know the hard work and rejection people you look up to have gone through and faced. Everyone’s story is different.
Open Yourself to New Things
Its 2019, this is the year of trying new food, visiting new places and just overall opening up to new experiences. Sometimes changing your surroundings can help you broaden your horizons. Meeting new people and discovering new things is exciting and can help relieve frustration and that feeling of being stagnant, besides it’s always great to get away and see new things!
Eat Good and Drink Good
This can go one of two ways, you pick whichever works best for you. Eating good can mean eating healthier – watching your portions and making the long thought of switch to vegetarian or it can mean live your life and indulge! When I say eat good I mean treat yourself (in moderation of course) If you’re going out with girlfriends for a sushi happy hour and you’re eyeing 2 rolls than just get both! Make sure you have your daily intake of water but treat yourself to a glass of wine as well!
Have Me Time
I’m an extremely extroverted introvert and some people will never understand that! I really enjoy being social, going out, having a drink etc but I will forever need me time to recharge. I suggest taking some time to yourself once a week, whether that’s an evening of a bubble bath with the door locked and a glass of your favorite wine and heading to a weekly yoga class without your friends or partner. Think about what you like to do, what’s calming and take some time each week to do it alone.
Literally you can’t control everything so live life and LET GO