As the year winds down, I believe that we need to find time to not only reflect on ourselves and remember every accomplishment that brought us here, but also prepare ourselves for what’s to come. For the new adventure that awaits us. For 2020.
The year of new beginnings, fresh starts, love, and healing.
I still cannot believe that we’re here. That in 20 days, we’re going to enter a new decade.
I know that 2019 has been quite a challenge for most of us. But, here we are. We are alive and well. We survived all the storms and overcame all the obstacles.
Even though we all walk a different path in life, there is something that I want to say to you all. In 2020, put yourself on your priority list. Take care of yourself. Meet yourself up close and personal. Learn to love yourself despite all of your flaws and imperfections.
In 2020, do not let negativity take control of your life. Let go of all the people who are only there for you when they need you. Release attachments to all the individuals who pretend to be your friends, but make you feel bad about yourself. Don’t force yourself to change for the sake of your social circle. If you feel like no matter what you do is never enough for them, change the circle, not yourself. Remove yourself from every situation that makes you uncomfortable. Walk away from everyone who doesn’t help you grow. Block them from every aspect of your life.
In 2020, focus on developing a better relationship with yourself. Stop wishing for a change. Be one. Stop being so hard on yourself. Look at your reflection in the mirror and fall in love with your flaws. Embrace those imperfections on you. Stop beating yourself up for saying or doing something different. Stop letting others define your life. Be unapologetically yourself. But most importantly, put all of your efforts into accepting that version of you. Love yourself.
In 2020, let those special people in your life how much they mean to you. Show appreciation for everything that they’ve done for you. Stop wasting your time on people who want to change you and pay attention to those who love you unconditionally no matter how flawed you are. Your family, your friend, all of those people who have been there for you from the start and never left. They are the real ones.
In 2020, take good care of yourself. Listen to what your inner gut tells you. Focus on your mental health. Don’t hesitate to isolate yourself from people if that is what you need. Don’t be afraid to say NO to things that exhaust you. Set aside time for the activities that lift you up and make you feel better. Express your real emotions. Do not let them become your burden.
In 2020, release yourself from your fear of failing. Do not settle for a mediocre life. Get out of your comfort zone. Don’t let people discourage you from chasing your dreams. Go after everything that makes your heart flutter. Explore. Discover. Fail. Learn. Dream. Dare to walk into the unknown. Change the direction of your journey. Embrace your fears. Work hard on your goals. Do whatever your heart tells you to…
In 2020, be brave enough to start over and create the life that you want.