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It’s ON!! Goodbye 2015!!

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Icon_Inspiration-Category_200x200I am hyped and amped right now!

I’m walking up in 2016 like…

 

2015 is out of here!!

I’m grateful because although I stepped in quite a few holes that caused me to fall a few times, I learned some valuable lessons.

Here is what I learned:

1. Unless you see evidence, by way of action trust that old behaviors are still present. A person can say they have changed all day, but if their actions are contrary to their words, don’t believe the hype. I spent six months hoping a person I gave my heart to had changed because he said he had, but I was sadly mistaken. Remember that action and CONSISTENT action speak louder than words.

2. Forgive Yourself. Past mistakes or missteps are just that…in the past. Forgive yourself, note the lesson and move forward. If you need some help, then get it. I spent too much time dwelling on and beating myself up for that failed relationship. Don’t do it! Beating yourself up only serves to bring your energy down and foster depression.

3. Embrace the inner you. I am an introvert by nature. I make myself commune with humans. There are times I want to be alone and nothing is wrong with that. I’m a home body and I like being in my space, alone, most times.

CanceledPlansI spent a lot of 2015 almost apologizing for being this way. The extrovert girl people see is by force. This article that Paul Carrick Brunson posted on Facebook is so me; especially #5.

4. The Art of NO. I mastered saying no to my family in 2015, but my friends were a different story. Too many times I got roped into something I was too tired to do or just didn’t want to do. Somehow I got it in my head that I wouldn’t be a good friend if I said no to invites or something a friend wanted me to do. Not the case. I am going to practice the Art of No in 2016.

5. Take care of yourself. I spent a lot of time taking care of others and lost myself. So much so that my health took a big hit. I was on a slippery slope and I knew better. I made some drastic changes in the last quarter of 2015 that have shown great benefits. I also made some changes for my emotional and mental health that have made things clearer. Take care of yourself because there is only one you.


Happy New Year!!

 

4 Comments

  1. Dana James Mwangi

    January 14, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Great Post, Pam! “The Art of Saying No” has definitely changed my life!!!

  2. Beth

    January 25, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    “Take care of yourself.” Must remember that for 2016!

  3. Sedaria

    February 2, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    I have learned to say NO and it has really helped me a lot!! Looking forward to a great year for you!

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