What to Do When You’re Disappointed in the New Year
Immediately after the New Year, I secured a private office where I can work with local clients and host workshops in the Orlando area. Super exciting, right? I was ELATED!
Well, a few days after I moved into my office, not even a week into 2019, my purse got stolen.
For some, this might sound like “not a big deal.” To be completely honest, I didn’t think it was either. Then, pretty quickly after this happened, I started experiencing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
It started to hit me that the excitement of the New Year was literally snatched away from me.
Shit happens. What matters more than anything is what we do with it and how we choose to evolve and move forward. I’m a firm believer that we can leverage each and every situation – even the yucky ones – to come out on the other side better than ever.
I’m writing about my experience with theft because I’m thinking about how it’s the end of January and you might be feeling disappointed in 2019.
See, when the first month of the New Year comes to a close, it’s a rude awakening. You start to see the unrealistic expectations you put on the New Year and consequently yourself.
And much of the time, you’re not sure what to do with that! I want to reach out and give two pieces of wisdom. What to do when you’re disappointed in the New Year:
1. Remember that every small amount of progress you’ve made counts AND makes a difference!
Do not discredit the work you’re doing, and celebrate each and every win.
2. Remember never to give your power away.
(What does that mean, right?).
See, after the New Year, many people say, “I’m excited to see what 2019 brings!” It’s a completely normal, acceptable thing to say. But when you say this, you unknowingly relinquish your power.
Yeah, my purse got stolen, and that majorly sucks! But this isn’t something that 2019 “brought” to me; this is something I can learn and grow from.
It’s not about what life does to you, ever. Rather, it’s about what YOU bring to it. This is super empowering!
I don’t want you to wallow in the disappointment, if that’s something you’re feeling; I want you to learn from it and move forward with confidence.
And if you want help doing this and feel drawn to me, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or get access to my free video training below: