Here are few happy morsels to inspire this day!
I am not one for writing New Year’s Resolutions, but this 2015, #IPromiseToMyself these things:
- I will take better care of ME. I heard from someone – “the more people relying on us, the more we should take better care of ourselves, so we can take better care of those dear to us.” With the demands of motherhood, being a wife, an entrepreneur [mompreneur] and many other hats I need to wear, I have somehow forgotten this. I have been very tired – physically, mentally and emotionally for most of 2014. I got scared when I was hospitalized for food poisoning. I cannot sleep when I got confined because I was thinking of my little ones. What will happen to them if something happen to me? So taking better care of myself is definitely moving up on my list.
“Take care of yourself. You cannot adequately love [care for] others with no or too little love [care] for yourself.”
“It’s hard to be happy, when someone is mean to you all the time. Be nice to yourself.”
- I will use my VOICE. I need to remember that people are not mind readers. People would keep on doing the same things, over and over to us; if we do not tell them we’re offended by their actions or words. I developed the habit of walking away even before an argument starts. I will always keep my silence for fear of saying things that I would regret. Loose tongue has gotten me in so much trouble when I was younger. Expensive mistakes have been learned. In the past couple of years I went to the extremes. I keep my silence, all the time, which results to more frustrations, communications breakdown, paranoia and unhealthy thoughts. When we do not use our voice, we also disrespect people. It is like saying, “I will not say anything because I do not trust you to understand.” There is a fine line between “communicating” and “saying our piece of mind.” So this year, I will be more open. I will communicate. I will use my voice.
“Don’t fake being okay. You only hurt yourself. Be real with what you’re going through, just don’t let it consume you. Balance.”
- I will live my “muchness” and my “trueness.” I will pursue things that I love. Traveling. Learning new things. Reading. Relaxing. Talking to people. I have been sweeping off many things that I love under the bed, to give way to what seemed to be a never-ending list of needs of many people. This year, I will pursue things that I love. I will start with simple, doable, actionable and realistic things.
“Cherish the way you sparkle!”
- I will shoo away self-doubts and abandon the voices saying, “You are not good enough.” It’s true that we must be humble at all times. But it doesn’t mean we should hide in the dark. Someone is always bigger than us. We must remember everybody started from somewhere, that those “someone” might have been “us” in their past. Big things start from small beginnings. So I will take baby steps in all the things I want to pursue. Baby steps are better than no steps at all.
“A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch, but on its own wings. Always believe in yourself.”
- I will stop saying YES to everybody and everything. It’s not healthy.
“You have to learn to say no without feeling guilty. Setting boundaries is healthy. You need to learn to respect and take care of yourself.” – lessonslearnedinlife.com
“Respect yourself. If you don’t, others won’t either. Remember, the world sees what you put out there. So hold yourself to a high standard of grace and elegance.”
- I will ask for help whenever needed. Even the super heroes needed some form of help!
“Sometimes, the people who’s always been there for everyone else, needs someone to be there for them too.”
- I will work my way back to fitness. This is one area in my life that has really frustrated me since I gave birth. One of our mentors commented in my Facebook status one time, “the last thing on our list gets done the last.” So this year, I am moving this up my list. Not being fit brings lots of self-doubts, (Hello happy endorphins! Where are you?!) Unhealthy body affects our self-confidence and gives us ugly pictures in our minds. So fitness is definitely going back up my list.
“Sweat more, bitch less.” Hahaaa! I think I can relate to this!
“Our bodies are capable of anything. It’s our minds we have to convince.”
- I will go out on dates with my husband at least once a week, even for just coffee or tea break, or movie or dinner.
“In a family, L-O-V-E is spelled T-I-M-E.”
- I will reconnect with old friends and make new ones.
“Hanging with old friends and saying ‘remember when’… “
- I will slow down
“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.” – Alan Watts
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What is your #IPromiseToMyself this 2015? Feel free to share in the comment section. Would love to hear from you.