Contrary to my usual routine, this year was the first year that I didn’t sit down and write an extensive list of all of the things that I hope to accomplish in the new year. Instead, I simply have one goal: Do more of what makes me happy. (And to stop apologizing for it!) Such a simple, yet powerful little goal. One that when exercised, has already brought me a stronger sense of clarity in who I am, where I’m currently going and in the end, what matters most to me.
In today’s world, it’s so easy to fall victim under the heavy stress of unrealistic expectations and constant comparison. And if we’re honest with ourselves, we can see that this struggle is not only mine and yours, but in some ways, it has become the definition of our overstimulated and overzealous society.
Because of that, it is a necessity to give to ourselves just as much as we are giving to others and to simply spend our time wrapped up in the moments that make us the happiest. This year, I encourage you to do more of what you love and if you’re struggling along the way, I highly recommend diving into one of the following podcasts and taking a moment to reset. Cheers to new beginnings!
The Lively Show / Minimalism, Design & Mental Health with Kate Arends
Ted Talk / The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown
The Lively Show / Using Values to Thrive in Work & Family with Tina Roth Eisenberg