What piece of advice would you give to five year old you? Sixteen year old you? Twenty-one year old you? Right now?
Five year old me:
Keep playing. Never stop learning. It’s okay to be shy, but don’t let it stop you from making new friends and trying new activities
Sixteen year old me:
Stop comparing yourself to others. You are not “fat” – don’t be so hard on yourself. Research and visit as many colleges as you can – start soon. Don’t worry so much about what other people think
Twenty-one year old me:
(See above and add…) Don’t settle – on a job, boy, etc. Stand up for yourself and be firm in your beliefs. DON’T GIVE UP. Trust in God’s plan and everything will work out.
Right now me:
Trust the process and enjoy the “now.”
Onwards & Upwards…
Let’s jump forward a year. What would you like to have achieved in the past year?
Piggybacking off of my previous post, below are areas of my life outlined in the seven dimensions of wellness that I want to have achieved (or be close to achieving) in a year:
Social – Reconnect with friends that I’ve grown apart from, hangout with people I’ve met through my young adults group outside of our normal meet up times, and host more gatherings (my social anxiety has got my heart rate up just typing this)!
Emotional – Not take out my emotions/bad days on other people, more yoga/meditation, write and communicate my feelings with others, and see a counselor as needed.
Spiritual – Deepen my prayer life, attend church weekly, and stay active with my new women’s group.
Environmental – Stop getting plastic bags from the store (I am pretty good about bringing in my cloth bags, but could do better), start an herb garden, and refurbish older items around the house or from thrift stores vs/ buying brand new.
Occupational – I want to continue to grow into my new position at work and take on more responsibilities.
Intellectual – Read more books, become more fluent in Spanish, and complete a crossword puzzle without cheating…
Physical – I want to have more self-confidence with my changing body as I continue gaining a healthy amount of weight. Build more muscle mass and cardiac endurance
Onwards & Upwards…