After reflecting on 2016, it’s time to look towards gratefulness and the future. I didn’t make it as a finalist for the UK Blog Awards but that will not affect any of the motivation that I have for new opportunities this year. Let’s think about gratefulness.
Gratefulness isn’t difficult to show
I haven’t always been someone who gets something as soon as they go for it. I believe in reaching higher with each step – the amount of steps you want to take is up to you. You don’t go to the gym on day one and lose all the weight you wish to in that one workout, do you?
Talking of the gym, I bought some active wear today as I joined the gym a couple of days ago. I used to go to the gym when I was 16-17 years old for around a year or so. I quit the gym because since my gym partner wasn’t around, I didn’t seem to have as much motivation for it anymore. I did start to go on my own but then I just completely stopped.
I am not the fittest person alive nor am I the least fit. I just want to feel good about myself. I simply want to be someone who keeps a little fitter than they do at the moment. I am also at that age where eating, eating, and more eating becomes to have an impact on your weight. It hasn’t majorly affected me but I can tell – as we all can when it’s our own bodies.
I believe that there will be plenty of opportunities ahead of us all this year. For me, I want to take each day to see myself in a better light. I saw a meme the other day that said something along the lines of, let this be the year that we begin to love ourselves more. Since reading it, I actually took the time for it to sink in. Not of all us value ourselves as much as we should.
We all have our habits
I have an awful habit of putting myself down a lot but I am also a positive person – yes it is possible. We might not always perform to our best once you know someone’s put you up on a pedestal and then others have high expectations of you. There will always be pressure from something or someone in life but it doesn’t always have to be a bad thing.
If someone is going to pay you a compliment, why not take it and say thank you?
It could have much more of a positive effect on the rest of your day/week/month/year than you realised. Smile and be happy.
Whenever pressure isn’t on your side and it doesn’t give you the motivational boost that you hoped for, remember that not everything has to be done now. Everyone drives me crazy constantly telling me to drive and other ways to live my life. Call me stubborn but I will do it when I want to.
My outlook doesn’t impress everyone but I’m just trying to be me. Maybe when I’m ready and I really have the determination for it then I will go for it. Also, I am perfectly happy making my way around at the moment. I have no major issues traveling to and from work. Like I said, maybe it will come to me one day.
Goals for 2017
My biggest goal for 2017 is to move out with Daniel. I’m not sure if anyone definitely understands the amount of happiness this would bring us. Until then, we will keep working together to make sure that it happens. There are many things that have been controlled due to living in our own homes but moving out is one thing that I do believe will happen this year.
It would definitely clear my mind from the easily stressed person that I can be when I just need my own space and when I need Daniel.
I would just like to continue to travel on our own path. I am the type of person who likes to make my own choices and I haven’t always gone on the path that my parents or family members. I don’t mean that I’ve gone on a downwards spiral, I mean that I like to made decisions based on the things that are really me rather that what people expect me to be.
Let’s hope that 2017 brings many wonderful memories for us all. Here’s to taking chances and making the most of what 2017 has to offer. I’m sure there will be more reasons to spread gratefulness.