Great Friday Ladies!
This is the last Fearless Friday of 2019. We will be closing out the year within the next four days. There are three action items on my list of things to do that I released two months that will help us all leave 2019 on a high note. Here is the list again.
- Learn something new.
- Take a day to unplug. Even if you have to take off from work.
- Write down everything you accomplished this year. Celebrate your victories.
- Pause. Sit still. Do not think about anything. Start meditating daily for 60 seconds.
- Try a new restaurant.
- Act like a tourist in your city. Visit one of your city’s tourist sites.
- Write a letter to yourself and state the things you plan to accomplish in 2020.
- Make the people who inspire you and fuel you feel special.
- Release resentment. Take charge of your mental health.
- Say “Thank you” more than “I am sorry” to anyone who needs to hear it from you. Let’s start the year light.
We have discovered new places, tried new adventures and foods, taken a few breaths, and even planned our 2020. What’s left? Taking complete charge of our mental health by inviting in more gratefulness into our hearts rather than regret, ridding ourselves of harboring bitterness, and celebrating special people through acknowledgement and appreciation.
Our mental health is an inner and emotional part of us that often shows up outwardly and physically. How we operate and function is usually centered around a balanced and leveled mental state. Does this mean we cannot be down at times and have to be like Mary Poppins every day? Absolutely not! It means we experience low moments just as much or less than high moments and have control over the effects. Stop apologizing so much by not doing things that need to be apologized for. Be more cognizant of your actions in positive and uplifting ways. Do things that require you to display a more appreciative heart of gratitude rather than regret.
You may have been abused mentally, emotionally, and maybe even physically. Seek assistance in releasing feelings of anger, bitterness, and unforgiving thoughts. Your progression and advancement is dependent upon that. Not only is 2020 is new year, it is a new decade. Walk into the new era of your life free from what has been holding you down for years and hold your head high and walk with confidence and relief.
We all have people in our lives that give us that extra feeling of being loved or make us feel special. Acknowledge that and let them know their value of you is not unnoticed. Repay them by returning the favor and giving them the feeling of being special too. Here is the catch… Think of two of the most unlikely people in your circle or life that make you feel valued. Maybe it is someone who you are not very close with or the guy or even coworker that really admires you and you have no interest in them, yet they never miss your birthday or randomly message you to check on you. Your best interest is always a priority for them. Recognize those people for being a support system for you even if they are not one of top favorites because you know what? You are one of theirs.
It is my prayer, rather than wish, that 2020 will be a year of victory in every area of life for you. Writing these weekly emails is not an one way communication of my thoughts to you. It is your thoughts I have heard or seen in passing, on social media, at dinner, or via responses to the emails (yes, you can reply back. I read and respond to each reply.). I follow the same words of encouragement, admonition, and declaration in these emails.
2020 will be a year of power and authority over our fears and taking charge of ourselves holistically.
Happy New Year and abundant peace and joy to you all.