It’s that time of year when everyone is preparing their New Years Resolutions.
Every year at this time I started to go through my immense list which had stuff like:
- Work out more
- Stop eating sugar
- Eat healthier
- Find a new job
- Find a new boyfriend.
Thankfully that is all in the past. This year I’ll only have one resolution:
- Keep up the good work!
It’s really comforting to be in exactly the place I want to be. Sure, I’d love a pay rise or to have more time to go to exhibitions and conferences. But all in all, I’m really happy with my achievements.
How did I do this?
Firstly I moved out of a country that, I think, was keeping me from really spreading my wings and allowing me to be myself. After I found my dream job I was able to stop freelancing and concentrate on big projects which I love. Being in a happy relationship led me to start loving my body and the yoga I now do is not to lose weight – but to be healthy. I’ve completely changed the way I eat and the way I think about food. The word “diet” doesn’t mean depriving myself of food – now it means eating healthy and organic food whenever I feel like it.
The Anti-New Years Resolutions
Another cool idea is making a list of Anti-Resolutions – instead of concentrating on resolutions that you will potentially not be able to keep past January, concentrate on the things that you should throw out of your life – like toxic relationships or behaviours that don’t do you any good.
- Give Less Fucks
- Stop making excuses
- Stop trying to make everyone happy
Whatever route you decide to take – keep being awesome and make 2017 the best year ever!