Thursday, December 31, 2015

2016: A new year, a new mindset

As the end of what was probably one of the most challenging years I have faced comes to an end, I can't help but reflect on the experiences that I have been through throughout this year.

Although the title of my post can be somewhat of a cliche, it is however, different than the usual "A new year, a new me" meme or posts we see spread across facebook.

By having a new mindset doesn't mean that I will be changing myself completely, as like everyone else, I have my good and bad qualities but I will choose to enhance the good and eliminate the bad.

Throughout this year, I have blogged next to nothing, reason being that I was so engrossed with my new career and course prospects that blogging just felt like a chore or a waste of time.

This year has been full of downs unfortunately, however, that being said, I have had some pretty good experiences throughout this year.

Focusing back on the downs, as I sit here writing this post after taking a break from reading notes on my next assignment, one sentence from my notes struck me.

This particular assignment is about quality in education and the idea of having quality in education or in any other organisation is the idea that whatever is being produced etc is not seen as a success or failure but as a learning experience.

This particular sentence struck me since one can apply it to his or her life mainly by looking back at one's experiences, especially during this time of reflection, cos lets face it, everyone reflects on their year on a day like today, and let's take some time to not view our year in terms of success or failure but with a mindset of what we learnt about ourselves during this past year.

These past couple of weeks I have been thinking about what I have planned for next year and what resolutions I should do, however, I decided that I will not do resolutions and start implementing some small changes to my life there and then and strive to achieve goals and re-evaluate certain mindsets, so here goes:

  1. Remember that happiness is a choice: 
  2. Work towards a healthier lifestyle and restarting a healthy exercise and diet regime;
  3. Constantly challenge my comfort zone;
  4. Practice  mindfulness and living in the now;
  5. Journal;
  6. Emit positivity.
At the end of this post, I encourage you to look at this coming year with a pinch of positivity and don't be too hard on yourself if you did not achieve the goals you set out for 2016!

Happy New Year to all!

Martina xx