It’s March. We’re almost at the end of the first quarter of the first year of this decade.
I don’t know how many posts I saw on Instagram and Facebook about this new decade. Everybody left something in the last decade. There are so many attitudes, people, relationships, habits stuck in 2019 I don’t even know how we’re surviving! I mean, really. How are there still so many people, habits and old relationships still around? This new year being a new decade brought about so much insight and birthed so many epiphanies. Folks were out here changing lives. They had that new decade energy.
What are those people doing now?
If I were to go to half of those profiles of people who left something or someone in the last decade, what would I see? What pictures would I see? What statuses would I read? Did they keep that same energy?
It’s easy to fall into the trap. I feel into the trap. I started the year with the highest of hopes. The greatest intentions. Then, life happened. January was…tough. There’s no other way to say it. There were moments when I wanted to do nothing but get in bed. Sundays that I didn’t want to open my planner. And those wants became realities. I didn’t do anything. I did not keep that same energy.
This isn’t a blog post where I magically have an epiphany and then kill it all March. I’ve had moments. But I’ve bounced back. Multiple times, but back, nonetheless. Even through those moments there are some goals that I’ve still managed to meet. Routines that I’m starting to build. Memories that I’ve created. So, let me be the one to tell you
I low key have kept that same energy. But we need to be mindful of what that means. We need to be kind to ourselves and not be so rigid in what that means. Keeping the same energy to achieve goals does not mean that there will never be moments of doubt and uncertainty. I may not have had the energy to do everything I sought out to do at the time I planned to do them. But, things still got done!
Give yourself permission to not always be “on”.
I gave myself permission to sit on the couch and watch Netflix when my to-do list was far from completed. I gave myself permission to spend Friday nights relaxing with my husband and kids without ever turning the laptop on. And I lived to talk about it. The world didn’t end.
I did keep the same energy. Some days the energy was lower than others. And when the energy was high, I capitalized off it.