2.02.2021

February Goals and Reflecting on the Good

The start to the year has definitely given us all more promise. January was spent reorganizing, reorienting, and coming to terms with the struggle of a year we had before. It always takes me a while to get back into the swing of things after the holidays, but this time around I was more eager to get my life back in order after a much needed break.

One of the hardest things to do was to focus on the good that I had surrounding me, even when times were so bleak and uncertain. I'm still staying at home, working at home, and finishing my senior year online at home. There's a lot of work I need to do—within myself and for others. My goal for this month is to focus on the good and to continue to choose optimism, as all people should. 

This eagerness to start the new year on a good foot brings high expectations, so much, that I think we dwell on making the new year as perfect as we imagined it to be. However, I think the imperfectly wholesome moments are what I need to focus on. Not holding myself accountable for taking the time to take care of myself when I need it the most. Perhaps it means letting go and being able to fully feel and be emotional at times, but to also cut myself some slack. A slower pace is something I chose to manifest. 

 01. Investing More Time in Myself
Last year was a year to worry about others. When everything went wrong, I was always looking for ways to find compassion and be there for others. Suffice to say, I have always been one for self-care, but didn't realize how much I needed a pause. I needed to not feel the urgency to attend to people's needs before myself every single minute. While this is one of my greatest personality traits, it has its downfall of making me invest everything into the people I care about, even if they don't reciprocate the care back. No more of that this month or this year. ¡Adios! 

02. Dedication to Meditation
The calm, cool, and collected side of me would digress into a lonely, anxiety induced shell and I couldn't figure out why. I had terrible sleeping habits, and that's when I realized just how much my body and my mind depended on yoga and mediation. Taking an hour out of my day to focus on myself, my growth, and clearing my head of all the negative thoughts that accumulated in 2020. This year, I have even signed up for a two credit yoga class as one of my last classes to take my senior year. I'm excited to start this journey again after not having been to a yoga studio in a year. 

03. Listening to My Creative Passions
This blog has saved me in more ways than one. I really want to invest my time into the creativity that I had when I first started. Whether it be coming up with more unique blog ideas, showing different parts of my life that I haven't before on this blog, or just continuing to be constantly inspired and let the creative juices flow. Whatever it may be, I want this month to be filled with having a new outlook and discovering unique perspectives. Possibly even challenging me to get out of my creative square a bit! 
As the months go by and I come to finishing my senior year of college and begin a new chapter of my career, I want to remember what I've accomplished and also hone the skills and strengths I've fostered over the years. February is the month of love and changes, but I realize the importance of finding and cultivating a love for myself above all else. I feel 110% when I am confident, grounded, and motivated in my own creative momentum, so this month will be about just that. 

2 comments

  1. Thank you for sharing this honest post. We are all in the same boat aren't we. I definitely could do with exploring my creative passions x
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Amber! I am so glad you are a dedicated reader of my blog, as well! XXX

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