Happy New Year lovelies!
I hope you all enjoyed Christmas and ended 2014 with a bang! I was initially going to post this yesterday, the 1st of January, however I decided to post it today and you'll find out why. 2014 has been an eventful year with many ups & downs, tears and laughter, changes and new opportunities. As it's the new year, I'm surrounded by many people making new year resolutions, bucket lists and promises to change from the 1st January onward. However, something I've noticed is that we don't need to set a date or wait till the new year to make these changes happen. By waiting, we're only delaying the good stuff. So for the last few months of 2014, I've been incorporating little changes in my life to make myself or someone else's day better, create some new memories and also make 2015 as good as, if not better, than 2014!
Here are some life rules I've decided to try following..
I've always been hesitant when it comes to trying new things, scary things, or different things however I want to break the habit of saying no, maybe later, not for now and just give in. I would hate to carry on asking 'what if I did...?' just because I didn't give something a go. Some things you try you'll love, and some things may not be up your street but what have you got to lose by giving it a go? Whether it's setting a new goal or trying a new experience - do it, cross it off your list and move onto the next one!
SHOW SOME LOVE
This one may sound easy but in this 21st century lifestyle, it's quite easy to forget that we are all just humans and every once in a while, we could do with some love. We are often so wrapped up in our lives and stressing about what we don't have that we forget to be grateful for what we do have - family, friends, health, a home.... So be grateful for what you have and also give to those who may not be as fortunate as you. Everyone lives life differently and showing someone some love and support can be the highlight of their day so wherever you are, whatever you're doing, SHOW SOME LOVE!
This has been such an important part of why I've been a lot happier recently. If you always get worried about the bad things, then you'll spend your entire life worrying because BAD THINGS WILL ALWAYS HAPPEN. If you spend all your time worrying about those bad things, you'll never have time to enjoy all the good things in your life. Remember that there will always a solution to everything, and over time, things will pan out the way they were supposed to regardless of whether you worry or not.. so why worry when you could be happy? Have a positive mind, do positive things, and surround yourself with positive people.
There are more than 7 billion people in the world, some admired for their good choices, some hated for their bad decisions; some looked down on for their positive actions, some frowned upon for their wrong decisions. The point is that with so many people in the world doing so many different things, odds are that some people won't like the decisions you make or they might just not like you as a matter of fact. Does that mean you have to change the way your are or the things you do? No, you don't not live to please other people, your life is yours to live. Change to make yourself happier. Don't be afraid to be you.
And remember, don't wait for a time and place to start being a better person to yourself and others, start now.