I didn’t jump into 2018 with resolutions and motivation trailing behind me like pixie dust. January was a constant struggle. I had expenses pop up at every turn which stressed my bank account in its already fragile post-Christmas state. I started back to school and the change was more drastic than I had anticipated. So I found myself reaching for wine and beer at the end of the day to soften the stress. Basically what I’m saying is January wasn’t my best month. What about you? Are you feeling like February should be the month we set resolutions? Can we make that a thing? I think so. Here are my mantras as I move through a year that will likely only get more hectic.
Mantras For a Grateful 2018
Plan your day the night before
Find mini-adventures in every day life
DO NOT compare yourself to others
Take time to be by yourself.
Read more…From a REAL book, in your hands.
Ask for help
Make something from nothing
Be your own best teacher. You can learn anything off youtube!
Go outside more.
Go outside to places where you can’t hear cars.
Take time to cook from scratch.
Don’t tell yourself you can’t have wine (life is hard, be kind to yourself!)
Spend less time with your face in your phone. Look up!
Be present. Don’t overanalyze.
Trust that you can tackle anything that comes your way. You are stronger than you think.
Don’t feel ashamed to do the things you love. (bing watch tv with a bowl of pasta…just me?)
Relish simple pleasures (A beer on a breazy patio, mmm)
Make sure the people in life you cherish, know it.
Do it your way and don’t apologize for it.