Thursday, January 5, 2017

Starting 2017 Right

I decided that instead of focusing on the past I'm going to focus on the present and the future. The past isn't bad, but it's so easy to get wrapped up in it and to only dial in on the negative. The past is valuable and can hold so many good memories, but that's what they are memories. I don't regularly do new year's resolutions because I don't think it's smart to wait till for a new year to begin something, if you want to start something do it NOW. 

So I have decided that I am going to try to be a more positive individual not because it's a new year and I want to change myself, but because we all deserve to focus on our blessings and appreciate them no matter the time of year or the hour. 

My family is a big part of who I am. A lot of the time I have felt like they have the ability to control my emotions by their actions, but the truth is that's a lot of bull. My family members are amazing, but only I control my emotions so, my plan is to have more patience with my loved ones and because I am practicing patience, being positive and living in the present I decided (without being forced) to go on a day trip with my family.

Now if you have not met my family let me introduce you. We are all a tad bit mad, we like to have a lot of laughs and when emotions run high they speed off in my family. This trip was a filled with crazy fun and a bit of sadness because we had to drop off my sister at her college, but even when I got home and I was tired, I still felt really good.

I tried to be more positive throughout the whole day and just live in the moment. I didn't realize how stressful and draining being negative or constantly bringing myself down or even thinking of the mistakes I've made was! It was eyeopening, I honestly feel lighter. 

I honestly feel like this year is going to be a roller coaster ride because that's life, but I hope that in the future whatever perspective and attitude I take on I hope it is influenced by 
#1. Looking at the bright side, #2. being able to realize that if something doesn't happen maybe that wasn't the path that I was meant to take and #3.Take it in with gratitude and move forward with a positive attitude.

What ever changes you are wanting to make on your life your attitude I hope you start today. 

Have a good day, 


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