I can’t believe that today, my baby brother is 20 years old!! Happy birthday Matt :D. I love you!
I think we look alike, don’t you?
So I realize that yesterday was the 1st of October, but I thought I’d talk about my goal for the month today :).
Yes, that’s right, only 1 goal. I’m not really a goal-oriented person. I can write them down or think about what I want my goals to be and then I’ll probably forget about them. I don’t know why, that’s just how I am. Maybe I would rather focus on the things I deem important that day or week. Also, I’m pretty sure that if I didn’t accomplish these goals I set for myself I would get really upset…there’s no reason to induce that.
However, I do have 1 goal for this month…actually this goal could probably extend until next May and I think it’s something that I can actively work on. My goal is:
To not let school stress me out so much.
In high school, undergrad, and even last year I would let myself get really stressed out with school. I would easily get overwhelmed and feel like I wasn’t going to do well. I felt the need to constantly be doing work, even when I didn’t need to be doing anything, so that I would do well. And honestly, it never got me anywhere. I always did fine (actually better than fine) and all the stress did was make me unhappy and constantly worried. Yea…that’s no fun and no way to live life.
This year, I don’t want to let school get to me. I know that even when I have a lot to do, I will get it done and I will do it successfully. I always have so there is no reason to stress about it. I had already implemented a lot of stress management strategies into my life, so where has the problem been? In my attitude and how I approach things with a sense that I’m not going to get it done or I won’t do it well. That’s gotta change.
So far this year I think I’m already off to a good start. I’ve been letting myself relax more and I’ve just been going forth with the positive attitude that I know I will get stuff done and that there is no reason to worry to about “how I’m studying” because it’s always worked in the past. It’s amazing what positivity and not overworking yourself can do :).
Hope you all have an awesome Sunday!
What are your goals for October? This year?
Do you think that being positive can help reduce stress?