As crazy as it sounds, we’re about a week away from the start of 2018.

Now is the time for us to reflect on our year. 

Many people will set resolutions to give themselves a clear picture of what they want to work harder at in the new year. I’ve done that too. 

But this year, I’m not setting resolutions.

While they may work for some (& I’m not discrediting that in any way), I learned that setting short-term goals puts unnecessary pressure on myself & is the potential setting stone for making me feel inadequate if ever those short-term goals aren’t met.

This year, I really worked on shifting from a place of a constant need to achieve & complete short-term goals towards focusing more on the ultimate long-term goal of creating & fostering my hopes & dreams for myself as a lifestyle.

In changing my approach, I was able to see real long-term results & benefits and consistent & genuine progress.

Life is a constant journey of FIGURING STUFF OUT. But sometimes, you just have to come to terms with the fact that you can’t have it all planned & mapped out. Instead of planning every little change I wanted to make this year, I took it upon myself to see the larger picture & slowly (but surely) change my lifestyle. And, it worked.

I found answers, purpose & a better understanding of myself & the world around me. 

I embarked on a journey towards health & wellness & I feel the best I’ve ever felt.

I learned to feed off challenge & appreciate small victories but also not to let setbacks, downfalls or forks in the road take my focus away from my ultimate purpose: to get to know, to find & to be a better version myself.

This approach worked for me & may or may not work for you.

What’s important is that you take the next few days to:

  • look back on your year;
  • accept & come to terms with realities you can’t change;
  • embrace & be thankful for all the positivity sent your way;
  • get rid of & not let negativity bring you down &;
  • have a discussion with YOURSELF about what you want to strive for in 2018.

If setting resolutions is the way you choose to do that, DO YOU.

There is no right or wrong way to step into a new year.

There is no right or wrong way to live your life.

Your life is what you make it.

What matters is that YOU ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE in striving for what you want from it.

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