It goes without saying that 2016 was a clusterfuck of a year. I’m not even going to rewind and go over the bad, the ugly, and the horrible. Instead, I wanted to share with you 7 tips to carry with you into the new year.
- Never settle.
I might have mentioned this before, but I’ll say it again. NEVER SETTLE. Whether it’s a relationship, job, etc. Know your value.
With the many bad things that happened this year, I’ve learned more about self-care and how important that I engage in it. There are various ways to self-care, you must find the way that works best for you. I find listening to music, watching a movie or a something online that I find interesting, helps me.
I’m also going to focus more on myself and what I want to do.
3. Leave it behind.
2016 was the year I left stuff behind that I didn’t need anymore. Whether it was bad friends, bad habits, etc. I’m leaving behind those things that have weighed me down and kept me stagnant.
4. Don’t rush.
When you see other people around your age succeeding or doing awesome things that you’re not , it’s easy to compare yourself to them. It’s not healthy to do this. We each have our own roads and paths to travel at our own pace. A lot of times when we look at other people we may feel inclined to play catch up.
When we rush, we make more mistakes and set ourselves back even further.
5. Be picky
With who you give your money to.
There are so many companies and individuals pulling at us to buy and or invest in their goods and services, it can be hard to discern which one deserve our hard earn cash. I’ve decided to be picky with who I give my money to.
I want my money to go to individuals and companies that are inclusive and champion the causes that I support and are concerned about. There are too many businesses out there that want me money but don’t give a damn about people who look like me or support the issues I’m concerned about. They don’t put their money where their mouth is, or they do so in a half-assed manner and then want a pat on the back.
I work hard for my money, I grind from Monday to Friday work from Friday to Sunday. Also I don’t make a lot so my money is precious. I want to be sure that I’m investing in things that are worthwhile.
About who you share your projects/goals with.
Some folks don’t care about your projects/goals. They won’t support it in any way and they might be jealous of what you’re trying to do.
6. Save! Save!
I’ve got a few goals that I want to accomplish, but I need the monetary funds to do so. This year I hope to save enough so I can take the next steps. I spent a lot of years not saving so that ends now.
7. Always forward, forward always.
Though I’m anxious and scared of what the future will bring, I intend to continue to move forward. I can’t give up nor can I surrender. There will be days when I want to and there will be times when hope seems lost, but I must move forward. Even if I have to take some steps backward, I’ll continue to move forward.