My Mindset for 2019

by - January 09, 2019


Every year I grow and charting my progress has made me realise just how much I do grow. I chart my progress by journaling my life events and how I am feeling about them at the time. At the end of the year I look back at my year and on those entries and read in bewilderment at just how much I have grown. I also did this by starting a document called Problems in My Head where I wrote down my current worries I did not know how to fix. Writing them down helped as a kind of therapy. Instead of instantly trying everything to fix them like a pinball machine and stressing myself out I allowed for these 'problems' to pass.

#1: Don't make permanent decisions on temporary emotions

Even if you don't act on the permanent decisions you'll end up saying it to someone else and that can make you look unsure or make you miss out on opportunities.

#2: Live more intentionally

I want to live even more intentionally. I want to focus on one thing at a time and give myself to it wholly. Even the smaller things we consider meaningless like eating lunch.  I don't want to be scrolling through my emails over breakfast. I want to eat mindfully.

#3: Trust the process

Stop trying to make things happen all the time. trust the process. A lot of obstacles have come in the way of my goals but I learnt that these were just detours leading me to a better direction. A direction I had never foreseen but one that will ultimately bring me closer to my goals. Nothing good ever came from being rushed.

#4: Pain demands to be felt

To not try to escape everything and know that this too shall pass. This goes well with trusting the process. Sometimes we have to go through the pain.

#5: Let it go

I want to let things go more easily. I hold onto my dreams too tightly and when something does not go according to plan all hell breaks loose in my head.  There is no such things as a dream life and I want to stop striving for perfection.

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