Guaranteed every time in the remaining months of the year I think my life over.
It’s my prelude symphony to New Year’s Eve.
I track how the year has gone, asking the appropriate questions like:
What have I achieved?
Have I achieved the things I set out for at the beginning of the year?
Am I disappointed at not achieving somethings?
Did I accidentally achieve? (woah nelly)
Honestly for about 4- 6 weeks I’m sent into a silent spin that hovers in the back of my head.
You see I have this thing for growth and if I’m not learning and moving forward in some capacity I think something is wrong. The imaginary whip i own sometimes forgets to pipe down and I commit the crime of not celebrating the small victories. The older I get though, the better I am at becoming kinder to myself in these weeks.
If you find yourself in in a similar place can I encourage you as I attempt to do the following:
Let’s let go of the fact that we may not have achieved everything we’d hoped for this year.
Take a moment for space at the beach or on a park bench and celebrate at least one small victory. (By celebrate I’m not calling for the party poppers and streamers, instead just a deep breath of joy and a simple smile or a grin.)
Go on think it over and be mindful of your year.
Life is sweeter when you look through the lens of wonder.
If you need a song try ” Breathe In” by Japanese Wallpaper.