30, 12, 2016
Year by year, I’ve found that preparing a list of new years resolutions just has never really worked out. Sure, I’ve stuck to a few of them for awhile, but then found myself quickly spiraling down a hole. Although 2016 wasn’t exactly the best year, it was still the first time in many years where I felt the most organized and the most creative when it came to my ideas and dreams.
A lot of the best things I’ve ever done in my life so far were through a mixture of trial and errors, taking a lot of risks, and making plenty of mistakes. While many people fear failure and do as much as they possibly can to avoid it, I see failure as a doorway into newer and better opportunities that are waiting for you to discover. In 2016, I learned a lot about myself, and to top it off, I managed to complete a lot of my goals. The secret? I wrote everything down.
After many years, and around March of 2016, I decided to pick up the pen again and start a journal. Writing down your feelings, how your day went, or reminiscing over some past adventures is very therapeutic. Whether you’re happy, sad, in love, frustrated – I believe your journal is your own safe space to let it all out and be as real as you want to be. Especially as adults, we sometimes forget about ourselves – who we once were – what made and still makes us happy. Once we get in touch with ourselves and accept our thoughts and feelings, a relationship of trust can be built strong again.
There always comes a time in our lives when we’ll have the tendency to filter, or sadly enough put certain ideas and dreams on hold – sometimes that hold becomes dead and forgotten. To prevent this from happening, you must write it down – and no, not typing it into your phone – write on actual paper! Writing down your goals on paper helps to remind you of your goals everyday and lets you know it can be made real. Don’t be afraid to let your imagination run wild, and don’t ever let anyone discourage you. Whether your goals feel big-small, difficult-easy, impossible-possible – every one of them counts. I truly believe that when something is really important to you, you will always find a way to make it happen no matter what. Stop admiring others from afar and make yourself into the person you want to be.
Have a planner
Knowing your day to day schedule is key in having good organization. It helps you stick to goals and figure out what needs to be done for a productive day. For those who work from home, and even those who have a 9 to 5 job, can benefit from having a trusty planner. I usually pick up a standard planner from the Dollar Tree, but I plan on dreaming even bigger for 2017; so I decided to step up my game and I purchased a Passion Planner. I specifically choose this planner because it’s customizable, helps you manage your time, includes ‘monthly reflections’, inspirational quotes, and allows enough space for thoughts, creativity, and gratitude. Every creative or entrepreneur will appreciate this planner. Just find the right one for you and days will run a lot smoother!