I've always seen the whole "12 new resolutions for the new year" as simply a tradition. I'm not sure if many share this tradition, but with my family right at midnight when the clock marks the new year, we eat 12 grapes. Each grape represents one of our new resolutions of the new year. Usually, by the end of the first week of January I already forgot what my resolutions were. For that reason I feel like there just a tradition with no real substance. Last night after work, I was thinking of approaching the whole thing in a completely different way. What if I focused on one resolution at a time? For example, this month I'm focusing on reading 10 pages of a book every single day. Next month I want to focus on worrying less. My goal is that by the time I start on my second resolution, the first one will have become a positive habit in my life. I want to slowly create healthy habits around the 12 different resolutions that I was 100% sure I wasn't going to accomplish. I'll keep ya'll updated!
Right after my last day of work before a very well deserved Christmas break, LOL. I decided to completely shut down. No thoughts about work, about blogging, or anything that made me feel stressed or worried about the new year. I traveled with my family and it was amazing. I truly lived in the moment and enjoyed it to the fullest! When my vacation was coming to an end, I caught myself thinking about work several times a day. I caught myself feeling scared, overwhelmed, and worried about what was to come with my return. In those moment, I told myself to stop. To stop thinking the worst of a situation when it hasn't even happened. To cherish my family and the opportunity that I was to relax and have fun! My first day back to work was great! It was awesome to be back and to catch up with my aswesome friends! It was nothing like I was expecting to be. Don't let your own thoughts cloud your expectation of something. You might end up dreading something that could be amazing.
Happy Wednesday everyone!
A couple of weeks ago, I realized that I had to be more intentional about scheduling my resting time. Last weekend was not a complete success since I failed to schedule my days off. This weekend was a slight different, I was able to 100% schedule both of my days off. Monday I planned to go to Disneyland with my boyfriend and then I planned to go to Universal Studios on Tuesday with friends! Overall, it was a great weekend! Am I a little tired? Yes! That's the thing about weekends and your days off, if you do things that make you happy and spend yout time with people that bring you joy, then that weekend was a success! Rergardless if you're feeling a bit tired. My next weekend is Christmas day and I'm looking forward to spending the time with my family and friends, even if that means giving up on a "rest" day.