A brand new year is here and we're of course all focused on setting resolutions and goals for ourselves for over the next 52 weeks. I shared some work and life goals the other day, and today I'm sharing four personal mantras I want to be guided by this year. Taking the time to sit back and really pin point how it is I want to live this year has really helped me to focus and find some clarity.
Live Intentionally Living with intention is something I really want to focus on this year. I really want to embrace a more minimal and simple approach to life, prioritise what matters, and be present every single day. Whether it's with my work, my spending, around my home, my digital life and in relationships; this year for me is all about living with intention.
Compete With Yourself, Not With Others 2014 was the year I really discovered that comparison truly is the thief of joy, and a huge mantra I'm taking with me into 2015 is that I only want to compete with myself, not with others. I want to focus on self improvement, moving forward, and keeping my focus on my own life, not what others are doing. Our life isn't defined in comparison to someone else's, and this is a big thing I really want to remember this year.
Be Fearless With Your Life Fear has been a huge part of my life for the past few years. In both my personal life and my work, fear can consume me and hold me back from really being brave with my life and my decisions. Throughout the last few months of 2014 I really started to face my fears and move past the worries that were holding me back, and throughout the next year I really want to be fearless with my life and the choices I make. Holding myself back from doing things and taken on new challenges just out of the fear of the unknown is not how I want to live my life, and whenever I feel myself taking the easier and safer route this year I want to remind myself - be fearless instead.
Kindness First Kindness is overlooked a lot these days I think. We're all so focused on success and moving forward that kindness can fall to the wayside at times and a huge mantra for me this year is that I want to live my life always putting kindness first. To both myself and the people around me, I want to be a positive and encouraging presence and always be looking for the best in people instead of the worst. A huge thing I learned in 2014 is that if I put negativity out into the world, it will then in turn allow negativity back into my own life.
What about you, do you have any mantras for 2015?
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