Happy New Year!
Happy belated New Year I should say to one and all.
I want to welcome 2018 as the year of ‘You do You’. A year where goal setting shall be thrown out the window for me and all pressures are off because chances are I will never reach such unrealistic goals.
I going to be real truthful with you all. This post was supposed to have gone live 2 weeks ago but Tonsillitis decided to leave me bed bound and half dead. I couldn’t even think about opening my laptop or anything at all for that matter so here we are today, ready to roll.
Everyone seems to have their plans sorted for 2018 and what they want and I am sat here thinking which tin of chocolates needs to be devoured first as out of sight, out of mind and all that and I don’t want those chocolates cluttering up my tea table. Oh Christmas, you are nothing but a distant memory. Is anyone else missing fairy lights and the smell of tinsel this month because if I could have that stuff up all year round I would. But at least we have a bit of snow, at least we have that.
Let me fill you in on how I have been feeling guys. As January began, I’m talking right at the start, like the 1st,2nd,3rd, this month brought on a whole load of twisty tummy type feelings. I get anxious about not having ‘a plan’, not having goals, hopes and challenges I should conquer throughout the year when New Year rolls in. I found myself comparing and reading far too many blogs and watching too many vlogs of people who knew exactly what they wanted to do as soon as the 1st Jan hit at midnight. One can only dream to be the people who truly have their shit together and plans sorted for the whole year ahead.
Everyone is different, everyone has different dreams, aspirations and goals and sometimes instead of comparing and thinking about being exactly the same as the grain it is best to take a breath, sit back and just do you. I find myself always comparing and being hard on myself because I want to be where that particular person is or I want my blog to be at a certain level or I want this many followers for that darned ‘swipe up’ feature. I wish you could have a nose around someones mind like you can on these daytime tv home programmes. I want to go through their sock drawer and really get to know them. Get a little bit of direction from someone who seems to have their shiz together.
I just feel like I have been a little lost this month in all honesty. I feel like I need someone to direct me. I am quite an organised person when it comes to business, travels and plans so not having this already sorted for Jan 1st really thew me off track. It only took 1 night of tossing & turning, 1 night of hallucinating, go on mind, you do you, and one night of approx 30 minutes of sleep to make me feel a new woman after a huge wake up call. I am not sure if it was the fact my mind had been on shut down for two days while my body was battling off this stinking virus but the last night I couldn’t sleep a wink and my mind was in overdrive. I sometimes feel I never get to rest when my head is going 100 mph, but, this time round, it has done me a favour. Subconscious decision making to the max and a few things fell in to place. Hallelujah.
In 2016 I was a long goal planner. 2016 then decided to take a swift turn down a different path and vomited all over me and left me in a right old rut.
2017 my friend thought it would be good to mix things up and live the year month by month, and I tell you what, it made a whole lot of difference in the way I lived my life. I felt I wasn’t so stressy and got to chill my mind out a little.
So this year I want to take from both years, half long game, half short game, and see what happens. To all of you who feel a little pressured. Don’t! Stop comparing your goals and plans to others if it is getting you down. It’s hard I know and I battle with this daily. Concentrate on yourself and what makes you happy right now and you do you, in the words of Sarah Knight.
I also really need to read the newest book from this gal after writing this post. You do You – How to be who you are and use what you’ve got to get what you want. In fact, I really need to read them all!
Come on 2018, let’s roll and see what happens ey?
Happy 2018 everyone!
Love Carli x