I wrote about this on my IG page a couple of days ago, but my card pull today was so accurate that I feel like I should write a post about it here.

I have been so overwhelmed over the past week. I always hold myself to such HIGH standards when January comes around. I think I need to start the year off “perfect” and follow my every resolution to a T every single day.

But that is just not true …

When I begin to get overwhelmed and I assume my perfectionist role I take a step back and look at the bigger picture. I look at WHY I am doing all of these things to begin with.

I look at my word for the year.

My word this year is HAPPINESS.

Which to me means being happier in every aspect of my life. In my relationship. In my careers, and with myself (my body). All of the smaller goals I want to accomplish mean nothing if they are not helping me achieve my greater goal of being happy.

And happiness really is a choice I make.

I can choose to focus on the good rather than the bad. I can set my day up right so I don’t feel overwhelmed. I can control my schedule so I have enough “me” time.

All of these things are choices and all of them lead me to becoming a happier version of myself. So today, on January 14th 2019, I, Morgan, am going to vow to look at the bigger picture.

Here are three steps I am going to take to make this happen:

1) Always journal out my feelings right in the morning. I have been doing really well with this. This is not only one of my resolutions for this month, but also a daily task I have to do in my business. So I have double the accountability to get this task done. However, when I begin to get overwhelmed and I look at my huge checklists every day, I choose to do other things BEFORE journaling and meditating. But not this year. This year I am being happy and that involves starting my day off right!

2) I am going to make sure I get in enough personal development every day. Another thing I tend to throw under the bus when I begin to get overwhelmed is my personal development. I choose to send out messages or clean my house rather than focusing on my well-being first. This is a habit that is going to be harder for me to break, but I am determined to get my personal development reading in every single day.

3) I am going to spend more quality time with my boyfriend. I am happiest when I am with him, but unfortunately, when my life gets chaotic our quality time goes way down. Not this year. This year I am going to make sure that no matter how many items I did not check off my checklist I spend at least one hour of quality time with him every day.

What is your word for 2019? What tasks are you doing every day to make sure you focus on the bigger picture?

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