How has your year been so far? How did you end 2018? Did it leave you wanting more or were you thrilled to see 2018 go?
I, personally, was happy to move on.
2018 had a lot of high points but a lot of low points too. As you may have noticed, I’ve been pretty quiet on the blog as of lately…To be honest, I didn’t feel like I had much to say, at least not much worth reading anyway.
I felt lonely, something I know other 20-somethings struggle with.
But then I thought, maybe some of you have experienced that too.
Maybe it’s OK to not have anything to say once in a while and just sit back and watch the world go by.
To take a moment and think about what fulfills you, what makes you tick, what brings you joy.
Spending 2+ hours a day on social media does none of the above for me (nor anyone I know, for that matter).
So what do you say 2019 is the year we do what really makes us happy?
I have been making some small changes in my life to make room for the stuff that gives me energy and brings me joy. What would that look like for you?
Here are a few small things that bring me joy in the day-to-day:
- enjoying my coffee slowly on a Saturday morning with my sonos on LOUD
- catching up with friends regularly & actually having real conversation
- making community a priority: my church connection group has meant more to me than anything else in the last 3+ years – total game changer
- buying the good groceries (OK, i realize this sounds stupid, but am I the only one that finds joy by spending the extra however much to get all the stuff you really want? Not junk food, but you know, the good stuff.) 😉
- self care: using face masks, taking bubble baths, planning time for massages & facials
- having a better work/life balance: more free time at home
- making a home wishlist and fulfilling it, one purchase at a time, slowly but surely (we just moved into a new house a few months ago…there are so many things I still want to buy, but trying to do it in stages. It makes the gratification so much better when you finally find THE missing piece).
- walking around stores by myself, trying on any and everything and taking as long as a darn well please
- organizing drawers, folders, files. It gives a real sense of accomplishment 🙂
- (at home) yoga: it’s a small thing, but I feel so much better if I take 20 min out of my day to stretch and clear my head, even if it is just in my living room.
I hope you take time to do more of what makes you happy in 2019.
It’s not too late to make yourself a priority 🙂