In 2019, I pledge to…
- Not Judge Myself Or Others
Let’s be honest, all of us have fallen victim to this at one point in time. You see a gorgeous, successful, and happy looking person on Instagram and suddenly you feel less important. Or, you’re scrolling through Facebook and you see that person who made fun of you in middle school and you relish in the fact that your life has turned out so much better than theirs. Stop that mess right now. We all must remember that our self worth is not dependent on what others have or don’t have. You don’t suddenly become more successful because you’ve decided to look down on someone. And you definitely do not become unworthy or less lovable because you feel someone has something you don’t.
In 2019, we are remembering that another one’s success is proof of what is possible for all of us. We will continue to build each other up and be inspired to go farther and farther with each new goal achieved. If you’re somebody who feels they have to tear others down in order to feel good about themselves, know that your attitude says more about you than it does another person.
- Not Stop Myself From Doing What I Want Because I’m Scared
Everyone who is sick of putting their wants and dreams aside because of their own perceived limitations, raise your hand! I’m going to assume that most of you raised your hand, and to that I say: this ends NOW! 2018 was a great year for me because I did a lot of things that I didn’t think I would be able to do. The first great thing I did was go to Italy, which had been a lifelong dream of mine, and the second was buying my first car. I cringe at the thought that neither one of those things would have happened if I had been too afraid to try. Thankfully, I moved past my fear and decided that trying was more important than any “failure” I may have. Look what happened!
In 2019, I’m taking this momentum and I’m running full speed with it. I know what I want to do, and even though I may not know how I’m going to do it, I know it will get done. This year, let’s not put any limitations on what we can accomplish. Know what you want, and know that a way will be made for your good to come to you, whatever it is!
3. Not Stay In Relationships That Don’t Serve Me
This goes for friendships, familial relationships, and romantic relationships. If it is more draining than it is uplifting, girl it has got to GO! How are we supposed to be our most authentic and fabulous selves if we are not surrounded by people who bring that out of us? People who are in your corner and support your dreams are so vital to maintaining a healthy, happy, and successful life. On the flip side of that, we all need to be the kind of friend that we would want to have. How can we expect to have friends who love and support us if we are not that kind of person to others?
4. Not Hold On To Negative BS
This one has a lot to do with forgiveness. People will hurt you, that is a part of life, but we will continue to hurt ourselves if we continue to hold on to the toxic nonsense. How do we expect to grow if we continue to hang on to toxic situations? I recently forgave someone who wasn’t the kindest to me and let me tell you, it was so rewarding! We may not be best friends, but it feels so good to know that I no longer have to carry that nonsense with me anymore. Do yourself a favor and let it go! Whatever it is, if it doesn’t make you feel good and it’s not helping you live a better life… BYE!
It’s true that some hurts take a lot longer to heal and some may never truly heal, but it’s important to take strides toward a healthier mindset and that means letting go. It may not be an overnight change, and it might get worse before it gets better, but it’s always in your best interest to let go.
5. Not Take My Life For Granted
To put it simply, I believe every single one of us was put here for a reason. There is only one you, and there will never be another person like you. It is so important for all of us to live as authentically as possible. Our goals, visions, and aspirations are essential to raising the vibrations on this planet. There is no room to be small and play it safe. The world needs your brilliance, so you must shine and be a beacon for others who are lost. Embrace who you are and never apologize for it. Our lives are a gift to us. Appreciate it.
Let’s all stay fabulous and thankful this year.
Happy 2019, Everyone!