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In 2020, Learn To Say No And Start Putting Yourself First

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Well, here we are. At the end of the chapter called 2019. We’ve successfully finished another trip around the sun.

Some say 2019 has been the best year of their lives. Others cannot wait for it to end.

One thing’s for sure. We haven’t got much of it left. What’s done is done and what’s won is won. There’s no turning back. No rewriting the past. No changing what’s already been written. No regretting.

But you know what?

The only thing we have to look forward to is tomorrow.

There’s a new year ahead of us. A big new start. Bigger than we could ask for.  New chapters to unfold as the new decade approaches us. New challenges to face and overcome. New experiences to follow and learn from. New chances to grow.

So, if that’s not an even bigger motivation for you to start all over, I don’t know what is.

Let go of everything that hurt you in 2019 and…

In 2020, start to take care of yourself. Dedicate this year to your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. Get rid of all the baggage that has been weighing you down, put your insecurities aside, release yourself from the fear and fall in love with yourself all over again. Fall in love with your flaws, your imperfections, your differences, your scars, your dark sides. Let 2020 be the year when you finally focus on healing yourself.

In 2020, learn to say NO and start putting yourself first. Be more careful about how much you bring to the table and how much you get in return. I know it sounds selfish, but it’s not. You don’t owe anyone more than you wish to give. So, don’t be afraid to say NO. Distance yourself from all the toxicity in your life and start putting yourself first.

In 2020, find the courage to stand up for yourself. Raise your voice. Make yourself heard. Let everyone know that you are no longer afraid to be who you are, no matter what others think or say about you. Leave 2019 behind you and let 2020 be the year of your personal growth. Find the strength inside of you and don’t be afraid to point it towards fulfilling your dreams.

In 2020, rewrite your list of priorities. Stop treating everyone else like they’re more important than you. Stop ignoring your needs while putting everyone else high on your priority list. You deserve to take a break from fulfilling people’s wishes and finally ask yourself what it is that you want from this life. If you don’t do it, no one else will.

In 2020, explore yourself. Don’t be afraid to do it, even if that requires you to be more selfish. You, my dear, should take time to treat yourself the way you deserve. You deserve to accept, hug, forgive and love yourself. 2020 should be the year you finally find who you truly are. It should be a year of adventures, experiments, challenges and new, fresh beginnings.

2020 should be the year when you finally say I GOT THIS.

Stephanie Reeds