Happy New Year!
Let me start off by saying I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season. Can you believe it’s officially 2020? With the busiest time of the year now behind us, it’s time to reshift our focus to developing a new set of goals for the next six to twelve months. As exciting as it is to think about the changes we want to make to better our lives or “level up”, we often forget that change also requires sacrifice. So, with every goal that we make, whether we realize it or not, it’s going to require us to make room for those things to blossom. We have a lot of glowing up to do and we cannot do that if we’re still hanging on to hindering habits. Here are a few things to let go of in 2020.
You may be rolling your eyes right now, but it’s true. We must let go of this self-doubt debacle. I know it may sound cliché, but believe me, there’s no way you’re going to be able to level up in life if you don’t believe that you can. Sure, we’ve all dealt with self-doubt at some point, but you should never allow it to push you away from dreams and aspirations that are your own. Forget about what everybody else is doing and those who may have told you that you couldn’t because they don’t matter. You have complete freedom, the world is yours.
Friends who enable your bad behavior.
Often times, when speaking of things we should leave behind, toxic “friendships” are often overlooked. In 2020, it is imperative that you let go of “friends” who help bring out the worst in you. Anybody who encourages your bad behavior is not a friend, but simply an enabler. Please understand that there’s a difference between someone being supportive and someone who is there to help you self-destruct. Leveling up requires not only replenishing your inner peace but your inner circle as well.
Out with the old and in with the new. We’re saying good-bye and good riddance to past failed relationships in 2020. It’s time to permanently close the door on the past and make room for new connections. Dwelling on relationships or situationships that serve you no good will only hinder your level up process. Remember, we have a lot of glowing up to do sis!
It’s time to stop comparing your life to the lives of other people. It is unhealthy and will only worsen that self-doubt we talked about earlier. There is something unique about each and every one of you, so scrolling through social media comparing your life to the lives of people you follow is a waste of time and energy. Remember, social media is not the full story and it’s hardly the truth.
As fast as time flies by these days, there’s no room for procrastination in 2020. Your goals and aspirations are doomed to fail if you continue to put your tasks on the back burner. It’s time to be productive. I would highly suggest downloading an organization or to-do app that will alert you when there are errands you need to run or tasks you need to complete.