Hello future wives and husbands! We are almost at the end of 2017! This year had it share of downs and some light. More lows than highs for some. I have experienced everything from brokenness to seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.
I have been reflecting on this year. It is good to take inventory of everything that has happened to you and for you each year. I written some previous blog post on what I have learned this year in life and love. If you want to read those post, click on the link to read 10 Life Lessons I Learned In 2017
Also read 6 Love Lessons I Learned In 2017
With the life lessons and love lessons I have learned this year, I also took inventory of things I do not want to take with me into 2018. Next year should be a fresh start to a better year.
I want to share issues that I do not want to take with me into the New Year.
Next year will be a year of productivity. I will admit that I have not been as productive as I could have been. I let the issues of life get me down. There are so much that I have been wanting to do with my career and health.
I will start something and never finish. This coming year I made a vow to pursue some ventures that been tugging my heart. Life is too short to be lazy and not motivated.
Depression was huge for me in 2016 and 2017. I have now reached a place where I am no longer depressed. I spent time working on the areas where I was letting issues get me down.
I already begin the work to get out of my dark space. Going into the New Year, I am taking the lessons I have been practicing on clearing my mind and finding my peace.
The road may get hard next year. Just because we are going into a New Year does not mean things from the year before just erases. What I am learning to do is practice self love more. To recognize what triggers my depression and tackle it!
2. Empty Relationships
This is huge! Now part of my depression was from relationships. I have begun the process from eliminating relationships that served me no good. Relationships romantically and some family and friends.
In this New Year, I am actively making it a point not to entertain relationships at are empty and not serving any purpose in my life. We keep people around hoping they will change and fit into our life. But I realized that I can’t change people. I can however change how I react to people who are not meant to be in my life.
So I will make it a point not to keep anyone around who is not good for me or who just don’t align to where I am going in life.
The number one thing I am leaving behind is defeat! I have spent most of 2017 feeling defeated. I let issues of life get me all the way down. Felt like I was not meant to have all the blessings everyone else is having.
I took time out to practice speaking positive. To not feel defeated but victorious! No longer will I feel like I will not get blessed with the things I been praying for.
So I will not take the spirit of defeat with me. No matter what happens. I will believe that I am blessed and I will have all the things I have been praying for.
These are the things I won’t take with me into the New Year. I pray that those who are reading this take inventory of their year. What are some issues you will leave behind in 2017? Are you making changes now in order to get to a better place mentally, physically and spiritually?