I’ve been spending some time reading over old posts and it’s been enlightening seeing how far I’ve come. Nothing brings me more comfort than knowing that I am continuously growing and moving towards become more like me and working towards creating a life that I love and am destined to live.
In 2014, I wrote a list post “If I knew what I know now (in reference to if I knew what I knew then when I had been nineteen) some particular things stuck out to me:
“I would have spent less time trying to “fix” other people and more time focused on myself.”
“I would have appreciated the things I already had more and less time worrying about the things I didn’t have.”
“I would have accepted failure as steps to success.”
About a year ago, I wrote a post of things I had learned about myself – What I’ve Learned About Myself in which I discovered more some simple things like how managing my blood sugar levels also helps me manage my moods but also things such as alone time and organization are key factors to staying balanced.
Once again I’ve come to reflect on how much I have grown, how much stronger I have become, and how much progress I have made with my internal goals…and how much further I have yet to go.
1. Do not judge.
2. Let go of anger.
3. Be patient, with life, with yourself, with ones around you.
4. Focus on the present.
5. Do all things in love.
6. Live simply.
7. Only allow things that bring value and joy into your life.
8. Take care of yourself first.
9. Live your life like you are an example.
10. Live with intention not regret.
11. Take a break once in awhile.
12. Keep learning, keep trying, and keep growing.
I have many plans in mind for myself and this year that focus will not change. I am very happy of how far I’ve come and that motivates me to continue to strive for more. What do I have in store for myself this year? I plan to work towards a more minimalist lifestyle, continue working towards becoming a pro at self care, continuing to focus on steps to make my dreams come true, refocus on my spiritual studies, and yoga & meditation practices, and become all-around more fit – in mind, body, and spirit.