Woot woot! Happy New Year, everyone! 2017 was indeed full of learnings, challenges and love for me. THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF MY 2017 by reading my life’s stories. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog posts, too!
As you may have noticed, I haven’t written anything personal in while. The holiday season made me busy and tired, physically and mentally that I could not force my creative juices to flow. I promised myself that I will write more this month. Speaking of promise, New Year- New Me resolutions are what everyone’s looking forward to. People hope that every new year is better than the last one. There’s nothing wrong with that. Being optimistic in facing a new beginning is one step closer to reaching your goal. As for me, there are three words that I would like to live by this 2018.
I am not proud of this but I have a tendency to become impatient. When I wait for my desktop to load and there are tons of work to do, I keep pressing ‘Enter’ or the space bar looking like a fool because I know it will not resolve my problem. When my kids are noisy or when they throw tantrums (yes, my 10-year old daughter still does it when she’s not in the mood), I lose my patience and shout at them. Even when I tell myself to keep my cool, emotions run faster than my control which is why patience is on top of the list.
I can’t promise to have a halo and be like an angel but I will do my best to be more patient EVERYDAY, especially to my kids. How can I achieve this? It ain’t easy but whenever I feel impatient, I will close my eyes and breathe. I will think that I don’t want my kids to raise their voice when they talk to me and to other people. Another action item is I will use my journal to track the instances wherein I lost my temper so that I can be mindful of my actions. I am not certain if this is going to work but it’s a start and that’s a good thing, right?
Books, journals, Kdramas, zumba, these are few things I failed to keep up with last year. I bought some books and did not even finish reading half of one. I haven’t written on my journal/devotion notebook for a looong time. I am getting big due to lack of exercise and while I prefer to watch Kdramas than stretch my bones, a handful of korean series DVDs are sleeping inside my drawer. Yes, yes, I know consistency is the key that’s why it’s one of my resolutions this year. I have to finish what I started and not put so much on my plate to make sure that everything’s done before I embrace another task or hobby.
Did you get your hands on the new MDC planner? It’s so cool and I was lucky to get one in exchange of 30 points! Love this page in particular:
Overthinking is unhealthy because it blocks me from focusing on the present which prevents me from giving my best in what I do. Despite knowing that this does not benefit me, I am still guilty of it. Sometimes due to being highly emotional, I say things I don’t mean and make decisions without thinking further. I become careless in words and actions. The start of this year has to be positive and I would like to free myself from unnecessary worries for my well-being and to shy negativity away and practicing mindfulness will help me achieve it.
I wish everyone a prosperous and better 2018. This is the best time for us to renew our energy and bounce back. I would love to know your New Year’s resolution. Feel free to share it with me. May the odds be ever in our favor *wink*