In a social media world, it can be difficult to feel proud of oneself. I know people look proud and happy but statics are showing an alarming rise in the opposite direction.
Comparison, self-doubt, and insecurity run rampant through many and I totally understand why. We live in curated and picture perfect world. Even though we know it’s fake, it’s hard to remember that most people don’t actually live those pretty little squares.
It can be difficult to recognize your own great life when those squares seem to show a greener pasture or a better life. New Year’s Resolutions precede social media but the feeling is still the same — I can be better or I should be better.
Okay, I know 2019 is already in full swing and a lot of people have already forgotten their New Year’s Resolutions but I’ve yet to set any goals or intentions for the new year. In fact, with preparations in full swing for my first market of 2019, I can’t help but thank 2018 me.
In a world that always talking progress, change, and betterment, I think it’s important to look back and honor the progress we’ve already made — whether that progress has happened over months or years.
It’s okay to be proud of the hard work accomplished, maturity attained, and challenges overcome. I think looking back and acknowledging our own progress helps us to keep perspective on our own journey. Plus, with our own amazing accomplishments in view, we can set more realistic and personal goal. It becomes less about could or should be better and more about “let’s keep this progress moving!”
Own my own journey, I’m proud of a few things. I’m proud of myself for finally taking a chance and trying a market. I’m proud of myself for the dietary changes I’ve made. I’m glad to see the spiritual maturity I’ve gained over the last several years. I happy that I seem to have settled into my own body. Sure, I there are a few tweaks I want to make but I’m happy with who I am and how I look. I’m happy that I’ve quit trying to fight the fact that I’m happy being a bit messy.
I’m still a work in progress but the progress gained so far looks pretty good in my rear-view mirror. 🙂
Have you taken a moment to reflect on 2018? What about looking further back than that? Where have you come from? What areas have you grown in?
To help you look back, here’s a list of eight questions to ask yourself for positive self-reflection.
Guess what? You don’t have to limit yourself with these questions!
Whether you survived or thrived the last few years, you made it to 2019! So go ahead, write down your accomplishments, talk about your shining moments, acknowledge your success, give thanks to the failures that taught you.
Your life is pretty darn amazing!