Am I The Only One who gets a little anxious around the holiday time? How can "the most wonderful time of the year" make you feel that way? Well, you start to run into so many different people like family and friends. Everybody wants to catch up! Don't get me wrong, I love a good conversation over a cocktail or two. However, the conversation always turns into what everyone has been up to lately. Not to mention a new year is right around the corner so the pressure is definitely on to end the current year on a high note.
Of course, I never know what to say. It usually starts with me saying "ummmm," as I think of the most noteworthy thing I've done over the past few months. Sad to say, I never feel like what I'm doing is important enough to talk about. That's when I realized something had to change. If you are like me, you try to downplay all of the amazing things that you are doing or have accomplished because you think it isn't good enough. Let's change that:
There's always something to be proud of
Did you meet your savings goal for the year? Accomplish something major at work? Did you pay off any debt? Did you sign up for a 5K? There's something that you've done recently that is always worth mentioning. These accomplishments may seem minor in a world that focuses on going big or going home but I guarantee there are people that haven't accomplished nearly as much as you. Be proud of what you've done.
It's never too late to start working towards who you want to be
So the year didn't go exactly how you wanted it to go. Well, It's never too late to start getting ready to murder the next year.
Start thinking of all of the things you want to accomplish for the next year, planning out the steps that it will take for you to accomplish those things and then map out a timeline. You can always be the person you want to be.
Get off of the Internet!
I know it's time for me to take a break when I catch myself making assumptions and comparing myself to my friends and associates online. The best decision I ever made for myself and my sanity was deleting my social media apps. Not only was I productive but I spent time focusing on what I needed to do to accomplish what I had set for myself. Make sure you know when to take a step back.
Am I The Only One who loves going home for the holiday? Don’t get me wrong, I know this time of the year can be a little awkward.
Especially, when you’re the only cousin without a husband and kids. And we all know that “so what you been up to?” conversation isn’t always pleasant.
But look at all the good things about going home for the holiday!
Work, work, work that’s all millennials know! We never give ourselves time to sit still, and give our mind and body the break it deserves. If we’re not putting in overtime at work, we’re blogging, side hustling, at happy hour, day parties, city events , and whatever else we can get our hands on. Let’s take this time to get some much needed rest.
Can’t live with them, and can’t live without. Our family know how to work every last nerve known to man, but it’s nothing like their love.
And my favorite thing about going home is FOOD! I’ve been missing soul food practically all year, because my laziness won’t allow me to make it LBS. So I can’t wait to mix sweet potatoes and macaroni and cheese together, and experience a little piece of heaven.
See friends it isn’t that bad! I personally CAN NOT wait to catch a flight to my family.