Tomorrow is the first day of the new year so it's the perfect time to start making the most out of a fresh start. Although a date on the calendar doesn't really mean anything it's more about how we feel on the inside. So today I wanted to share a few ways to make the most out a fresh start and a new year.
LEAVE THINGS IN THE PAST
One of my own worst habits is that I'm not very good at leaving things in the past. There is nothing positive that can ever come from dragging things up again and again as it all results in is bad feelings between all of those involved. Although it's all too tempting when you get into an argument to bring something up it's not going to help anything in the long run. Something I plan on doing this year is almost putting a seal over 2015 and letting things stay there, bad memories don't need to be revisited time and time again.
DON'T LET YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES DEFINE YOU
I'm sure we've all got things in our life that could easily define us as a person but it's important that we don't let them. Even when you're going through the worst times it's vital to remember that you're worth so much more than that situation. It's easier said than done when you're going through a tough time it can seem like everything revolves around it but, in reality, it's only a small part of the bigger picture. Even if the circumstance is permanent it probably won't be the only thing you have going on in your world.
START AS YOU MEAN TO GO ON
There are always going to be things that come along that are out of your control to throw a spanner in the works. But, I'm a big believer that many of us can control how we start our year off. Although it's difficult and I believe it's important to let yourself feel sad emotions it doesn't mean you have to define yourself by those feelings. If you want to start this year being super productive or by really taking care of yourself then now is the time to do it. As cliche as it is a new year is always the perfect time to get into great new habits.
DON'T WORRY SO MUCH
As a chronic over worrier, I know this is at the top of my list for making a fresh start for 2016. Worrying is such a poor use of the brain but I can never help myself once I get into the habit of it. There are days where I won't overthink anything and those are the days that I always feel at my best. Then there are some days where I can't stop myself and it's like being trapped in a prison of my own thoughts. If like me you find yourself immersed into your own brain too often then it's important to give yourself a little pep talk and almost talk yourself down from your worried state. Even if you just do it under your breath to make it seem realer it can help so much.