I can’t believe that another year has gone by, another year of COVID, well Omicron for the moment. If you think about it since March or so of 2020 the world went into this mode of craziness for a better choice of a word. Yet we are here today, well, of course, some of us have had some losses since this whole thing started. Those that are here in this new year are still gauging to see what 2022 will bring. As we watch the news, listen to Government officials, and social media, we all try and set new goals for the new year. I love hearing these new year’s resolutions because most of them are so generic, and I believe we have all set them at one point or another; you know which ones I am talking about: losing weight, eating healthier, stop smoking, stop drinking, and exercising more. Then you have the not-so-standard ones, like starting a new job, buying a home, starting a side hustle, or moving out of state. Well, there was one that I heard and thought was perfect, someone was asked what their new year resolutions were for 2022, and they answered, “Nothing, I am still working on last year’s.” I thought about that answer and when I think about the goals I made all these years, I could say that I am still working on 2000 new year resolutions.
The thing is that we can all set new year resolutions, and most of us will simply not follow through, and maybe this whole COVID thing is putting a damper on many of our resolutions, which makes us not want to do anything new until maybe we get some clarity on what will happen this 2022. Maybe at that point when things are known, we can move forward with something we truly wanted to – it is tough.
This year for me I was thinking that I will not set in stone any new year resolutions. I think this year I am going to focus on myself. You see, these past 18 months or so, were extra stressful, considering that from July of 2020 to November of 2021 I was not sure about my job status. Our division was on the chopping block, and no one really knew what was going to happen. Then they moved me completely over to the division in question, only to find out a month later that we were off the market. Now add onto that my kids having to learn remotely, and I work from home, all the news about people dying, hospitals at capacity, the raid on our capital, man the list goes on. I wasn’t sure what to make of anything anymore. I mean I did end up starting my side hustle in November of last year, but I have to say that it also added some additional stress to my life, this and so much more that happened in my life made me think of this so-called new year resolutions and that this time around it wasn’t going to be so cut and dry for me. Now what I mean of course is that I will continue to work hard at my job (obviously), work on my online dropshipping store, get some exercise incorporated into my daily routine, and look into pursuing my masters or getting a degree in another area, not sure on this last one, but the thought is there. What I really want to focus on this year is “Me”, my mental health, stability, thought process, I don’t know, but me. I want to see if I can stop thinking about things (everything) so much, you know when you try and sleep at night but your mind is going 1000 miles an hour, and then you feel like you really did not get anything done. The thing is, I realized that I have come this far, and doing ok. Maybe it is not exactly where I want to be at my stage in life, but I am not doing bad – considering. Yes, I know, I know there are many people out there that have it a lot worse than me, trust I know, but you know we all are battling our inner demons, our own battles each day so I think considering all that has happened this past 18 months or more, I am ok.
I will focus on trying to clear my mind in the evenings, stick to a schedule, I mean really stick to a schedule and try and fit the things I want into my daily routine. Whether it is writing a post for my personal blog, or writing a post for my business, maybe posting on social media for my business, looking for new products, doing the T-25 exercise program, I don’t know things that I want to do for me and not for anyone else.
I think all these years I forgot to live and was simply waking up each day and going with the motion. I was trying to leave something for my kids and wife if anything happened to me. You know the typical I had nothing growing up and I don’t want my family to live as I did – mentality. It has been sucking me dry, like a vampire you know, and maybe if I focus on me and do things for me, then eventually anything left over will pass on to my kids and wife – it sounds strange as I am writing it, and even selfish, I think, but the thing is I am always here for them whether I take a walk, read a book, cook dinner, help with homework, or anything else that is or is not connected to my family, I am still here for them – right. It is weird, but I feel alone sometimes, as though I am the only one doing anything, and I think in one of the last posts I talked about my marriage and I had someone comment and say something interesting, which I replied to, but now that I think about what I said, I don’t think it was what I wanted to say – weird huh. I will have to come back to that post and address it differently.
You know I am sure there will be a whole lot of new year resolutions being set for 2022, and I only wish everyone the best of success in getting through them, but I think in my opinion, don’t set anything, but instead focus on you, which I believe if you do everything else will fall in place. Thanks for reading, I wish everyone a Prosperous and Happy New Year, but one that is focused on your mental health, your attitude towards yourself, deep within in you. I leave you with this thought, “Don’t set any goals this year, instead, simply focus on your state of mind, your mental health, self-awareness, love yourself. I believe that when you find your inner peace, everything else will fall in place – best of luck”.