It’s customary to make resolutions as we approach a new year but I always fail to do so. Probably because they’d end up being trival or forgettable and I’d look back in a year’s time and feel like a failure for ignoring them.
I looked around my room today and realised the inspiring messages around me would suit me far better as I move into 2012.
When its dark, look for stars
I know they’ll be times when things get tough, when I’m uncertain or insecure about what lies ahead but I know I will need to keep moving forward and counting my blessings. There should always be a positive to be found, some light at the end of the tunnel and I need to remind myself of that if I’m struggling. The stars are shinning for me, I just need to pay better attention to them.
Keep calm and carry on
I’m writer so I over-analyse things. I am hard on myself sometimes. I get stressed. I get demotivated. I need to keep an eye on my goals. I need to remember to breathe. I need to take a moment to be calm. And I need to keep track of where I’m going and not let anything stand in my way, especially myself.
Live, laugh, love
Sometimes it’s easy to forget the basics in life. Sometimes it’s easy to get side tracked. I need to focus on my dreams but also try to be happy in the moment. The the L’s are important to us all.
Dream with all your heart
I’ve always been a dreamer but I need to be a constructive one. I need to focus on my writing dream and trust and follow my heart to take me there. It won’t be easy but I’ll always regret it if I don’t keep trying to make my dream come true.
When it rains, look for rainbows
It’s a similar message to the one about stars but this one reminds me nto to forget or miss the magic in life becuase even though there are moments I can’t wait to forget, there are beautiful and happy times that should be grasped and locked in my heart forever.
This is probably the one I need to remember most in 2012. I need to live by it. I need to breathe it. I need believe in myself and follow my heart and my dreams. I won’t be able to forget this one either as it’s literally etched into my skin!
I hope you all have a happy New Year and 2012 is a wonderful one for us all!
If you have any more inspiring words for me to live by next year, please add to your comment 🙂