How to Make the Most Out of the First Half of 2018
On the first five months of 2018, what did you do? What was something that scared you but you managed to push yourself and try? Did you meet someone new? Were you able to finish a new book?
It has always been both amazing and sad how we can’t stop time from passing. It doesn’t wait for us to be ready. It just goes on.
This June, make sure that no day will be wasted. Here are a few reminders to make sure that the next 30 days will be counted as your 2018’s best.
1. Go somewhere you’ve never been.
It can be as far as another country or it can be as close as the nearby city. Distance doesn’t always guarantee excitement and you can have fun even if it just took you an hour to get there. It is the essence of discovering something new that will make your heart leap. Who knows your next favorite place might just be the coffee shop around the corner.
2. Initiate a meet up with that friend you miss the most.
When not nourished, relationships fade. Through the years, you’ve gained and lost friends. Not being able to talk to someone who was once a big part of your life is a terrible feeling; and if you can reach out and make the effort to restart the relationship, do so. There is nothing better than gaining back what was once lost.
3. For a month, try deactivating your social media accounts (or at least try to not be on it 24/7).
Engage in actual conversations. The ability to hold face to face conversations is gradually fading. There is more to life beyond the screen of your smartphones, tablets, and desktops. Let your June expand far outside your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram network.
4. Learn something your future self will thank you for.
At the end of 2017, you promised yourself that you will learn a new language, or that you will go back to grad school. It was also then you thought of enrolling in swimming lessons or finally learning how to play the violin. If you weren’t able to do these things the past five months, stop procrastinating and do not let fear stop you from getting what you want.
5. Say no to things you don’t want to do so you can say yes to what matters most to you.
It has been ingrained to us that to avoid missing out, we should always say yes. However, I say that we should always choose the things we say yes to. No can be as powerful in making you happy as saying yes.
Let the next month be the one that will take you to beautiful places, that will allow you to meet different kinds of people, and that will make you realize that there is something beautiful when time flies.