I have been thinking about my New Year’s resolutions for 2015. My 2014 did not quite go to plan, actually, it went so off plan that now I feel like I am a slightly different person for it. The resolutions that I am making this year are ones that will make some the negative experiences I had last year, into positive ones for the future.
1. I will think more positively about everything and I will not let other people’s negativity bring me down.
2. I will not make excuses for myself or my children, unnecessarily. If my three year old is acting like a three year old, I will not make excuses because she is not acting like she is older. I often feel like I have to excuse myself for everything I do and explain every decision I make so I am going to try not to do that as much.
3. I will enjoy having the freedom to do what I want, when I want and with whom I want. Over the last year, I felt very restricted with all of these things. This year, I have already started to feel excited about even the simplest of things. I am appreciating and feeling grateful for, well, pretty much everything.
I think that going through a negative experience has made me even more determined to make myself learn and grow from it. I am not going to let myself dwell on the past (although I’m sure I will think about it at times), instead I am going to make it into something positive, constructive and use it to improve my overall life and well being.
I started my resolutions for 2015 at the end of November (who says they have to start on January 1st?) and already I feel much better for them. The way I think about things has changed slightly already. I feel much more optimistic about life in general so these are certainly going to extend further than 2015, if all goes to plan.
What are your resolutions for 2015?