The coming of the new year is a wonderful time to reflect on yourself. Have things gone the way that you hoped, and if not, how can you improve them? Look back on the relationships that you’ve formed and on the ones that you’ve lost. Most importantly, really think about what it is that you want to accomplish in 2019.
Maybe you had a rough year or maybe it was the best year of your life. Either way, these are 8 crucial things to remember as you enter 2019 and leave 2018 behind.
1. Keep the People Who’ve Stood By You This Year
A lot can happen in a year. People who you thought were your friends could betray you while people that you never expected could become so close to you. Remember that the people who’ve stood by you this year are the people that you need to keep with you in the next one. They are the people that really care about you.
2. This Year Flew By and So Will the Next
Time passes by so fast. If you look back at the beginning of 2018, it really doesn’t seem that long ago. More than likely, next year is going to race by as well. It’s important to make the absolute most of your time to get everything that you can out of 2019.
3. You’ve Accomplished So Much
It may not feel like it, but you really have accomplished a lot this year. Throughout 2018 you’ve done things you’d never done before, things that scared you, learned new things, and met new people. Most of all, you made it through the year still kicking, no matter what it threw at you.
4. Don’t Beat Yourself Up If Your Year Didn’t Go As Planned
We all have big plans, but they don’t always work out. Life likes to throw the unexpected at you and there’s nothing that you can do to change that. Despite that, you did the absolute best that you could. If you didn’t achieve everything that you wanted to, then just keep working on them next year.
5. You’ve Made it So Far
You’ve come a long way. A year is a lot of time and so much can happen to you. Your whole life can change in that time and so can you as a person. Some people can feel fed up at the end of the year, thinking that it wasn’t as full as they had hoped. Don’t let that get you down, remember how much really has happened since 2018 began.
6. Take All The Lessons You’ve Learned With You
Naturally, you’ve learned a lot over the last year. Maybe you learned something important about yourself, maybe it’s some knowledge that you’ve picked up, or perhaps you’ve learned who you can really trust. Don’t just drop the wisdom that you’ve accumulated just because the year is ending. Take it with you into the new year.
7. You’re Beginning a New Chapter
Melody Beattie once said “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” You’re starting a whole new adventure as you enter 2019. Make sure that you do everything that you can to make it the best chapter of your life yet.
8. One Year Does Not Define You
It doesn’t matter if you had a tough year or if you feel like you didn’t achieve enough. It doesn’t even matter if you don’t like who you were in 2018. One year does not define who you are deep inside of yourself. Now is the perfect time to think about what you really want and manifest positive changes. It’s never too late to transform your life.
The new year is a time of huge anticipation. Some people are excited, others are worried, and the majority of people don’t know what to expect. Be prepared for what’s about to come and take control. Make 2019 the year that you can and do everything that you’ve ever wanted to do.
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