A New Year can always be a new start for everyone, although it might not seem like it. It can be the motivation you need to start over with many aspects of yourself: your health, your relationships, and even your spending habits.
Let Thought Catalog writer and poet Lauren Jarvis Gibson guide the changes you might want to make:
Let it be the reset button for your love life.
“In 2018, it’s time to let go of your past relationships and inner demons. It’s time to breathe in all of that hurt and anger, and gently let it out. Let 2018 be the year you stop being so bitter about he or she who broke your heart. Let it be the time your life where you say goodbye to the old, and let new people into your life.”
“Let it be the year you live and breathe with an open heart. Open to new relationships and people and love. Try to block out all the what ifs and the feelings of insecurity and realize that you are lovable. Sure you may get hurt along the way, but learn to channel that negative energy into work, into your friendships and into yourself. Let 2018 be the year you open yourself up to rejection but also acceptance. Let go of the past. Let go of the people who haunt you. And say hello to new beautiful and blooming relationships,” she adds.
Let it be the reset button for your friendships.
“Let 2018 be the year you begin to throw away toxic friendships that only being you down. Let it be the year you call up old friends who you have lost touch with. And let it be the year where you learn and love your true friends even more.”
Let it be the reset button for your dreams and aspirations.
“Take time to work on figuring out your goals for the year and dive into it. Don’t let proscription or laziness get in your way this time.”
“Do what you have put off for so long. Don’t be scared or frightened. You Don’t have time for that. Just go for it and do it. Do it with confidence and with self love. Choose yourself this year. Choose what makes your heart light up and glow.
Let it be the reset button for your heart.
“Learn how to be kind to your heart even through all the ups and downs. Learn how to be gentle to it when it gets rejected or stomped over. Treat it with care and with an overflowing amount of love. Let 2018 be the year you learn how to love yourself, even through all of the falls and the brokenness. Love your soul. And don’t you dare ever give up on yourself,” writes Gibson.
May your 2018 be the year you carve out a new path.