It’s been over a month since I published a blog post. My attention and focus have not been on writing and sharing information to help others get healthy; mind, body, and spirit.
I started 2018, with high hopes, but as the year went by, I realized that I have to do things differently. And so, I spent my time working on other things.
I did not accomplish what I anticipated this year, but one thing is for sure, I learned valuable lessons.
Going forward, I will concentrate on writing and publishing my work. Someone once told me that sometimes, there would be dark times in life, but those are the times that make us the success we become.
5 Lessons that Changed Me Forever
#1 Family comes first.
I know family comes first, but there were times when I spent a lot of time creating content or following the news cycle when I should have been loving on my family.
#2 Do what you like.
I wasted time this year doing activities in which I did not enjoy. At the time, I thought I liked it, but much of what I did, increased my stress levels. I have decided to stop doing anything that causes stress and anxiety. Ah, what a relief!
#3 People do not care.
I know this sounds negative, but I experienced a few situations this year, in which the motives of people reared its ugly head. As a result, I stayed to myself most this year. I am now at peace.
#4 Take self-care seriously.
I need to take my advice and make self-care a priority in my life. It takes time, energy, and effort to do self-care rituals. I have what it takes to do it, but I directed my attention to other things and neglected self-care. Self-care is something I struggle with, but I know that it is necessary because there are people in my family who count on me.
#5 Disconnect from the digital distractions.
Staying connected and always plugged in is draining and stressful. I am tired of being a slave to social media, apps, news, email, and videos. I am in control.
These are lessons I have learned, but I leave you with this:
Always be thankful and express gratitude not just on Thanksgiving, but throughout the year.