I don’t make New Year’s ‘Resolutions’ as such, as I never stick to them for more than a few months. All I aim for in a new year is to make more progress in my life and career goals than I did the year before.

However, this year, I have made a ‘resolution’ of sorts; or maybe it is in-fact more of an anti-resolution?! The quote “What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it is supposed to be” struck a chord with me and my diagnosed Chronic OCD. I constantly agonise over creating good memories with loved ones, and as such, I strive to manufacture them. They never turn out as good as I wanted, or I get very upset when they don’t match with the picture/plan in my head.

This year, I want to try and stop picturing what days will be like (such as Christmas day) and just enjoy them for what they are. Often surprises and mix-ups make the best memories anyway.

You could also apply this to your career too- stop imagining what you think you should be doing, and start enjoying what you are doing. Maybe what you are doing is what you should be doing.

inspirational quote

I put this quote on a poster to remind me, with the help of StressFreePrint; who listened to my colour and style specifications and created exactly what I wanted.

Does this quote strike a chord with you too? I’m giving away some copies of the poster I designed with StressFreePrint over on Twitter, so head over there to my account if you want to win one!

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