January is the most difficult month for many people, coming down from that high of the holiday, trying to stick to those new resolutions can send the best of us into a tailspin. Life has a way of humbling us all and eleven months from now you’ll be looking back on all the foolish things you’ve wasted time on and for losing sight of the possibilities this new year brought. Life is filled with new possibilities, don’t get caught up in little frustrations. Embrace the possibilities, whatever the new may bring, always remember the possibilities.
1. Give up the failures that make you so self-conscious- both failure and accomplishments should be celebrated because they are learning experiences.
2. Nothing in life is perfect, no one in life is perfect, not even you. So don’t expect others to be perfect. Love yourself and others, imperfections and all.
3. There are no quick fixes- like fad diets, quick fixes don’t work, they may give you gratification but they’re short-lived with short rewards. You have to put the work into anything if you intend to accomplish anything long-lasting. To celebrate the rewards in the long run you can’t cut corners.
4. Do something meaningful to you- dust off all those plans that have put on the back burner and focus on the most tangible ones. It doesn’t matter how old you are, how long it’s been since they’ve been sitting, find the passion you once had for that thing and make it happen.
©Etta D. Richards