This is the last day of 2015 and in about 11 hours we will be in 2016. I can't believe how much time has flown. It was 1 January 2015 just yesterday and now we are almost in 2016. It just goes to show how precious time is.
2015 was a year of ups and downs for me, mostly downs but nevertheless I thank God that I'm alive and well to experience a new year with him leading and guiding me. This post is about all the things I've learnt in 2015, the good and the bad and things I plan to take with me into 2016.
•Life goes on.
•This too shall pass.
•Keep positive no matter what life throws at you.
•Love yourself first to be able to love someone else.
•Have faith that everything is going to be okay.
•Change is constant and there's nothing you can do about it.
•Sometimes God uses a bad situation to get you to a better place; spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically.
•Go after your dreams.
•Never give up, it may get tough but you are tougher.
•Network! Who you associate with is very important in life.
•I am stronger than I've ever been.
•I am loved, favoured and blessed.
•Money may make the world go round but you are responsible for your own happiness. You make yourself happy, from the inside out.
•You have to be able to give with a joyful heart in order to receive.
•God is number 1! (this is my personal opinion which I do not force anyone else to believe in.)
•Family is everything, this includes my wonderful boyfriend who has been an amazing and legendary support system and shoulder to cry on. He's the best!
•My twin sister is my best friend and the only person who understands how insane 2015 has been but as usual we keep each other strong. She keeps me going and everyone needs that person when days are dark.
•There will be good days and bad days, and that is okay.
•Not everything will go your way and that is okay.
•Not everyone will like you and that is okay.
•Waste your Precious time Wisely.
•Do not procrastinate.
•Do all the important things first so it's out of your way and you don't have to worry about it anymore.
•Worry less, Pray more.
•Wake up full of purpose.
•Be grateful for the things you have especially for the fact that you are alive and able to do what others can't.
•Life is simple, we just tend to complicate it.
•Give Love, Be Loved and show Love.
•Meditate to clear your mind and control your thoughts. This is something I want to work on very hard in 2016. I need to master controlling my thoughts so that my thoughts don't control me.
•Keep active. This includes exercising, doing some hobbies, taking walks, enjoying a swim. You have to keep your body active so that you have all the energy you need. A lot of the time in the year I felt fatigued and lethargic and it was because I wasn't as active as I should've been. This added onto my stress levels which further lowered my energy. It was such a bad cycle. I never want to experience it again.
•Eating clean and drinking lots of water. For all of you who know me personally you know how much I love my water, I drink at least 1,5L a day usually more but that's the minimum. I would like to work on eating clean more. It definitely helps with energy levels and you feel light and full throughout the day. It's also a great way to detox.
•Smell good. It not only shows people you take care of yourself but smelling good makes you feel good about yourself. This is one thing I aim to do everyday. I get a lot of compliments on how great I smell which boosts my confidence and like I said makes me feel good.
•Dress good. I never compromise on this one. You can ask anyone at my medical campus, they will vouch for me. You always need to look good, not for others but for yourself. How do you expect someone else to take care of you or treat you with respect if they don't see you doing it for yourself? It starts with you. You have to show yourself respect and love so that others show that same level of love and respect to you.
•Forgive easily and move on. But don't forget.
•Mistakes happen, learn from them.
•Life is a lesson on its own.
•We all have our different paths to walk, so don't compare yourself to someone else and don't try to copy what they do, it may work for their path but not work for yours. Discover your path and stick to it.
These are a few things I've learnt and I hope to take with me in 2016. I hope you all have also reflected back on the year and decided what to leave in 2015 and what to take with you in 2016.
Best wishes for the new year.
Peace. Happiness. Success.