A new year brings a lot of new hopes but this year let’s work on things that we have always talked about but keep it far away when it comes to making them a part of our lives. I believe change is one thing that has no set limits and while we may try each day to have that “yoga day” or hit the gym day, let’s concentrate on things that we don’t “have” to do but “want” to do. Here’s my mantra with what I’ve started 2021, and I hope it gives you a little something to make our mantra!
You Deserve “Do-Nothing” Days
Have you heard about toxic positivity? Productivity is projected in the same way. Being productive is considered so important that sometimes people overlook how stressful it’s making them. It’s good to have projects coming up one after the other and keeping busy but sometimes taking a break and having a day where you can decide to do nothing can keep you healthy, both mentally and physically.
Self-care Is Important
It’s funny how often we talk about self-care but never actually make it a part of our everyday routine. Self-care requires work, and it does not include just making yourself happy by getting a spa or having a cheat day. Self-care is also about creating healthy boundaries and feeling content. The journey to self-care is never-ending and may this year be all about it!
Do Things at Your Own pace
This is one very important rule to live by. We are sometimes so much hyped up to use a certain idea, create that look, get that artwork done, etc., that we often forget how naturally things come to us and we cannot control it. The pressure of doing things because someone else has pursued the idea makes us vulnerable to stress and affects our productivity in the long run.
Try to Maintain a Journal
One of the healthiest and funniest things to swear by is to maintain a journal. Journaling helps you keep track of your behavioural patterns, acknowledge your thoughts and emotions, and writing down your thoughts can be therapeutic. Trying to maintain a journal helps track your personal growth and is a constant reminder of how you grow as a person.