Time of the year to recollect, reflect and rejoice. Here I am with my analysis.
A great year personally as I recount today. Not that everything had changed over the year or the planets have aligned perfectly to ensure that things happened only in the way I expected them to be. Nah! nothing of that sort 🙂
Rather, I have revamped my outlook to sharpen the focus on what is important and cut off the rest. To filter the noise and hear the music; To trim the frills and appreciate the design; To quieten the drama and get the essence; Overall, some monsters were slain on my way to the cloud nine!
Let me mention the 7 areas where I gained by losing and arrived a positive balance.
No one but you: First and foremost, I chased the ghost out of my mind that someone is bothered about what I am doing. Reality hit me big time that it is absolutely my race and how I run fully depends on me and me alone.
Yes! There may be comments on what others see but what you project is what they will see. Hence I spent my energy to do , rather than wasting it on worrying about what someone else is going to say. Action speaks its own words and it has shown its effect!
Decisiveness: Empathising and taking good care not to hurt anyone with my words or deeds are my strengths. However, in some instances it put me in a tight spot and frustrated whenever they are in conflict with my personal interests. Decided to be firm in my dealings and conveyed things decisively instead of being in dilemma forever wondering how it will affect others.
With this change I have saved myself from a lot of unnecessary brooding I do before any decision and directed my mind for more productive works 😈. Still working on this but at least feel I found the key to this room!😉
Experience Matters: I am usually bothered a lot about the results and will plan and replan how to do a thing and in that will totally forget how to enjoy the experience of doing something. This actually drained my energy and in the end the expected won’t come as well. This attitude of mine stems from the perfectionist in me. This year I consciously took out the anticipation from the equation.
Because I was not tensed about the outcome, I could improve on the efficiency part, resulting in better performance. Meanwhile enjoyed the experience too which is what actually matters anymore! ☺️Try it with your exercise regime without looking regularly at the weighing machine, you will understand what I mean 😉
Brush aside the unbidden: Many a times, we get some extra along with whatever we wished for and they take our attention away from the blessings we have received. Decided to sever them with a clean cut from my focus. Rejoiced on my blessings and released the complaints to float away far off .
Having a beautiful house overlooking a garden is a blessing while the amount of dust to clean daily is a small discomfort, right? Having a Healthy and active Family is a fortune while piling up dirty laundry can be dealt with, right?😅🙄👹
Reaction ok, not overreaction : This one really needed a lot of practice😁. I had this habit of reacting on the spur of moment which always caused heart burn and regret later. I have brought about 80% control on this pattern of behaviour and working on towards 100% percent😬😷.
I really enjoy the happiness it brings to me as the amount of regret and guilt I used to feel after flying off the handle have reduced. Wish me the best!
Fear of unknown: This is one big monster I needed to slay for long which I could do this year. The known devil was scaring me about the unknown angel and preventing me from embracing changes.
Somehow I freed myself from its clutches, Oh man! Am I not a happy being now🤗💃🏻
Calm while the Storm rages: Accepting Murphy’s law. When I am aware that something is going to go wrong, instead of panicking, I go for damage control. When my nerves are straining and temper flaring, I practice deep breathing and direct myself to do the essential. Training the mind to search for the positivity in the whole thing how much ever minuscule it may be.
Once I found the point of positivity, I keep blowing it big to help me swim to the shore. Hoping not to face many storms in future and find calm waters forever YOLO!!!!
Wishing and aspiring that these monsters don’t rear their ugly heads again in 2018😃 and if so grant me more power to slay them again!💪💪
Wishing an amazing , prosperous , joyful and healthy
2018 to all of you!!!!! 💐💐
MAKE MERRY TODAY and EVERYDAY.
Love and peace!!!