Welcome to the World, 2019

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The background is a blue wall. There is a sunflower in a white vase on a cream table. The foreground is dark grey text that reads "It's Already 2019!". - Welcome to the World, 2019

Happy New Year! It’s already 2019. What happened to 2018? It flew by! I hope you had a great New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. I just stayed in bed. Can you think of a better way to celebrate the New Year?

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People always say “New Year, New Me”, but that’s not really true, is it? If you started again completely, you wouldn’t know any of what you do now, so you would probably just make the same mistakes again. A better phrase would be “A New Year, a more positive me.” That just about sums up what my goal for this year will be. Negative emotions just seem to drag me down, so I should just make peace with them and not let them bother me so much.

My New Year’s Eve

On New Year’s Eve – well, about 20 seconds into 2019 – I finished reading How To Be Human: The Manual by Ruby Wax. This opened up my eyes to how peaceful life could actually be if I stopped getting caught up in emotions. I’ve been trying mindfulness for about 6 months now, but I never realised how powerful it can be. I also found the book fascinating from an aspiring doctor’s point of view. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is even remotely human!

Resolutions

This year, I’m not making a resolution, I never do, but I am going to take mindfulness more seriously. I always get caught up in thought. I never actually have a minute to myself, as my brain always interrupts me. I’m going to do everything I can to actually live my life. I’m not going to rush to do things that have no time limit. My life will be lived to the full, albeit one step at a time.

The photo is a Pinterest pin which is split into two sections. The background at the top of the pin is light blue with bold white writing that reads "Welcome to the World, 2019". The bottom of the pin is a photo of a green succulent in a grey pot against a cream/grey background. There is a small white circle in the middle of the pin with a blue medical ribbon in the middle.

One Reply to “Welcome to the World, 2019”

  1. I spent my New Years day pretty much in bed all day haha, hope you are having a great start to the year! I love that ‘a new year, a more positive me’ that’s definitely a better phrase, I definitely agree we shouldn’t change ourselves when the new year comes around, we’ve learnt so much to change ourselves completely. Mindfulness is great, self-care is something we should all do every so often 🙂

    Chloe xx

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