It's so easy to get caught up in the festivities that we loose sight of what a new year actually means. As soon as the clock strikes 12, some people are stuffing 12 grapes down their throats as it's traditional in some cultures, some are downing drinks, others are already saying their resolutions out loud, and the list goes on and on. Personally, my biggest focus this year is self-improvement and with that, I need to learn to be more forgiving towards myself.
Although it is barely the second day of the year, I have already heard two pieces of great advice. I was watching TheRewiredSoul on Youtube and for once the comments section had some insightful stuff. Two things that stuck were, "people can't be fixed, they are not houses" and "feelings are not facts"! Damn. Even a few hours later, and it's still in my mind. I want to focus mostly on the "feelings are not facts". It can apply to any feelings regarding anything. For example, I got some grades back last week. Were they what I wanted? No. Does it make me dumb? No. Did I try my best. Yes.
However, when I got them back I felt so dumb that I said it out loud! Ugh, I was so frustrated. Again, "feelings are not facts". I feel like we should apply that to everything and not be hard on ourselves, which bring be back to my resolution. It should be a reminder to embrace our imperfection and strive for something better.
Hope y'all enjoyed your holidays. It's a new year and there is always time to improve.
Much love. - D.O.M.E
(P.s. attached below is the song I was listening to while I typed this. Enjoy!)