I know that we are all about looking forward and looking ahead and for me, looking ahead is important, but I also do think it is really important to look back at the last year and what you have learned from things that have happened in your life and how that has shaped you as a person and the life you are living.
2019 has been a year with a lot of ups and downs for me and in many ways, I feel that 2019 has been the year of discovering ‘me’ again. Here are 7 things I have learnt this past year about myself and life in general.
One of the main things I have learnt this year is to spend time on me and investing in myself. Things that have happened over the past few years means that I have spent less time on myself and I realised that I lost me – I lost who I was. I have spent time this year on finding me again. Working out who I am and what I want from life.
I have learnt how to manage grief. My beloved Dad passed away November last year very suddenly. Coping with the grief of losing him has been a journey and something that never ends. You never get over losing someone and you never move on from them. You just learn to live your life without them in it.
When you go through tough and difficult periods in your life, you feel like you will never cope and that you will never be happy again. I have learnt that going through tough times in life have made me a much stronger and independent person.
This year, I have learnt that there is nothing wrong with being single. For the first time in a really long time, I am enjoying being single and spending more time on myself and enjoying being independent and not relying on anyone else for my happiness.
I have learnt to stop being so hard on myself and to love myself more than I ever have. I have struggled a lot with self-confidence and self-belief over the years, but this year I finally have started believing in myself and my abilities and my confidence in myself is getting so much better.
Taking care of myself, physically, mentally and emotionally has been a much greater priority for me this year. I used to struggle a lot with my emotional health and I would just ignore it and carry on, but now I am more aware of how I am feeling and will take time out to help myself when I feel like I am struggling.
This year more than any, I have learnt that life is short and so very precious. Make the most of each and every day. Tell your family and friends how much you love them and care about them, and just live your life. No-one knows what tomorrow will bring.
What has 2019 taught you so far? Leave me a comment below and let me know.