Hello, again WordPress! It feels like it has been a long time since I started writing again. I always find that when I am at an emotional low, I turn back to blogging.
As of late, I’ve been thinking about this blog and what being proactive and what proactivity means to me. I’ve been thinking about if I’ve been practicing the things that I write and become the person that I wanted to be? Do I take responsibility for every aspect of my life and do I do this constantly?
As I’m very harsh and self-critical (something that I’m working on) I would say, no, I haven’t been doing the things that I said I would do and I’m not being the person that I should be.
Because of this, I’ve decided to be more active on this blog again and truly figure out what it means to be proactive. To start off with, I will have to define what this means and make it my mission for this year.
According to Franklin Covey (author of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People), Proactivity is about taking responsibility for your life. To me, this means that I have the freedom to choose how I act in any situation and can change my actions to get the response that I want to get. My own actions also have an effect on others and on myself and I need to be mindful of this.
With that in mind, my personal growth goals for this year are:
- Take care of myself better: Right now, I barely sleep properly, there are days when I intentionally miss two meals (breakfast and lunch), and days when I eat cup noodles and snacks instead of a properly balanced meal. I don’t exercise. I stress a lot. I am not managing my finances properly. I am not proud of any of these and my goal for the rest of the year is to stop this level of self-harm and be a consistent and healthier version of myself by the end of this year.
- Take care of others better: Once I can take care of myself and be healthier, I want to be able to help the people around me in whatever way that I can. Still working on out how to do this one and when I can figure it out, I will let you all know!
- Be friendly with everyone that I meet: there are times when I get really cross with the people that I meet. It’s really more of a ‘me’ thing where I can get apathetic and cold. I’m trying to get over this and will talk more about it soon!
- Handle stress better: I have gained a reputation for being a worrywart. I stress too much, I worry too much
Above all, my goal is to create content that helps not only myself but also encourage others to change and push to become better versions of themselves. I also aim to be more consistent and write more! Look forward to seeing more from this blog!
How has 2020 treated you so far? What are your plans for the new decade? Let me know in the comments below!