What a difference a year can make! 365 days is a long time to learn new things, develop better habits and focus on what you really want in life. At the end of 2020, we posted about what we wanted to leave behind into the new year. Let’s take a look back at how things went in 2021 …
Feeling Guilty For Saying No:
This is definitely a lifelong learning process for many (including ourselves) as it can often feel like you’re letting others down. However, learning to trust the process has been a huge part of the past year and knowing that by saying no to things that don’t fill your cup, you’re making more room for the things that do to make their way.
Acknowledging Wins, No Matter How Big Or Small They Are:
2021 was the year of acknowledging small wins! Sometimes we can get so stuck in the future – “when I achieve this, I’ll celebrate” but appreciating where you are now can be hard. A great way to acknowledge the small wins can be to reflect on your day just before bed. Ask yourself what went well today. Maybe it was that you got to get out for a morning walk in the sunshine or maybe you received a small piece of positive advice from a client. Whatever it is, writing it down and allowing yourself to be happy is key.
Not Doubting Ourselves:
Giving in and listening to that inner critic inside our heads is sometimes a huge challenge. Particularly in the world of social media where there is always something or someone to compare yourself with. Focusing on our journey and being proud of how far we’ve come as well as knowing our worth and learning to back ourselves was a huge process in 2021. Backing yourself takes practice but it starts with building confidence in yourself and your capabilities.
The Sweeter Team is so excited for the year ahead and we cannot believe it’s already past the middle of February?! x