ONLY TAKE THE GOOD SIDE OF PERFECTIONISM
I haven’t written here for a while... I really enjoy making my very own articles and choosing everything from the pictures to the layout, but I’ve always been kind of a perfectionist, and so it wasn’t easy for me to learn how to write here while not having enough time to make it as perfect as I wished.
But in 2019, I don’t want to be an “all or nothing” kind of person anymore. I’ll always be a perfectionist in the sense that I like things to be well done, but I believe it is better to not feel discouraged by not doing things exactly like I wished and then do nothing instead… Something is always better than nothing in that case. So here I go again, writing on my little personal online space :)!
I want to share what my main focuses this year are, it’s not really a “New Year’s resolutions” article, because we’re already way past that haha, and also because I prefer to see it as engagements to myself instead of resolutions that everyone abandons after a few weeks. It’s ok to not do everything perfectly, as long as you go forward and that your personal goals get closer and closer.
LOWER MY STRESS LEVELS
If you know me, or have been following me online for a bit, you probably know that I’m pretty hypochondriac. I used to take it as a joke, because I felt my fears but knew my brain could handle to talk some sense into them... Until a few months ago where I felt that my anxiety due to hypochondria took way too much space in my life than I wanted to, almost giving me full panic attacks.
This is not something I want to take with me in 2019. I want to cherish my body and mind, cuddle them and take care of them, feeding them with good positive foods and thoughts. I started taking yoga classes again last year and realized how helpful it is to focus on something relaxing for an entire hour, and how this peaceful feeling followed me after. That’s one of my keys to fight anxiety, but I have others that I’ll develop with you in a future article.
If you have irrational worries too, know that it’s a way your anxiety found to express itself. Don’t ignore it, but don’t let yourself fall too far into it. Always remember to breath and most importantly, that you’re not alone.
BECOME A DOER
I’ve always been a dreamer. And I’ll always will be because that’s my personality. Now that said, I noticed how things can evolve quickly when I actually push myself to work my lil’ ass off... And I owe it to myself to get out of my contemplating mode (which is mostly driven by fears of failing) and get to where I deserve to be. I have a new project I’m working on now, that I will also write you about very soon, and I feel like it’s the perfect timing in my life, when I finally know that fears shouldn’t be driving my life path.
Also, I want to remind myself to take every opportunity I can and make it into something positive, no matter what happens. EVERY TIME I did something I wanted to do that scared me, it ALWAYS resulted in something positive. So here’s some life lesson. Do the scary things.
REMAIN POSITIVE AND THANKFUL
No matter what happens, I want to remember how lucky I am. I have the best people surrounding me, ones that make my heart ache from love and happiness, ones that I can trust and talk to about my worries, hopes, serious and stupid matters... I live in a country I never dreamed of being able to live in for a long time, I get to travel and meet adorable, interesting people and call it a job. And so, SO MANY other things in my life that I am thankful for. I want to remember all that when I have moments of doubt because life is really an amazing experience.
Cheers, and talk soon ;)!