Happy New Year Everyone!
First post of 2018 and I want it to reflect how I’m focused on approaching this year. New Year = Same Me but with a better headspace.
Hasn’t got the same ring to it but definitely better for my mental health!
There has been a lot of talk about the “new year new me” mantra that get’s adopted at the start of a new year.
About whether resolutions have a positive or negative impact on us and our mental health but I’m a firm believer that you have to do what is best for you.
As far as I’m concerned YOU are perfect just as you are!
I started this year with a very different perspective to previous years. This year I decided not to make a list of things I wanted to change about myself but to focus on the things I want to achieve this year.
Goals I have for myself which in turn will help to focus less on what I don’t want to be but on what I DO want.
Which brings me to the topic of today’s post.
Positivity is a powerful thing.
Yep – I’m starting with a quote from the queen herself – Oprah!
If this week is not about how that woman should be taking over this world I don’t know what is!
And if for any reason you haven’t seen it yet click here
It’s a pretty scary world we are living in right now but to be able to watch such an empowering speech from an incredible woman is inspiring.
So that’s the aim for this year. To drown out any negativity and remove toxic people and ideas from my world and surround myself with positivity and those that inspire.
“If it ain’t cute, put it on mute”
I’ve been following this awesome woman on Instagram for a few months now and her teatime stories GIVE ME LIFE. If you are on Instagram you NEED to be following @candicebrathwaite GO!
One of the big takeaways from her conversations this week has been about not just removing negative people from your physical space but also about being more aware of the negative impact social media can have on your mindset.
It’s not about just removing people you dislike from your life. It’s about having the confidence to allow people to live their best life but if it doesn’t make your heart happy just put them on mute!
I think Candice expressed it as “Selective Ignorance”.
I take that to mean that while you can’t change how people behave, you CAN change how you react to their behaviour.
When Isla display’s behaviour I don’t like I don’t give her attention for that behaviour. So I’m applying the same logic to people, ideas & situations this year that would usually fill me with anxiety & stress.
So I encourage all of you to dedicate this new year to finding the people, places & things that make your soul happy. Everything else can just go on mute.