New Year- Motivational Life Update

Reading through 2017 reviews and 2018 resolutions on several blogs made me think about my own current situation.

2017 has been a year full of changes for me: I finished my bachelors, was in hospital for the first time in my life, went on vacation to Thailand, Myanmar, New York and Turkey, moved to Berlin and got my first โ€šrealโ€˜ job. Looking at time frames from few months to one or two years, my life has always been planned. So for example for the past 3 years when I was studying, I knew that Iโ€™d have 2 months of holidays between the semesters so I always planned something to do in that time. Then I had to look for an internship and a job so there was always something to do regarding future plans ๐Ÿ˜€

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~You know you’re on the right track, when you become uninterested in looking back~
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~The best way to predict future is to create it~

Now for the first time ever it feels like I donโ€™t have to plan anything at all. Itโ€™s a new part of my life which leaves everything completely open. I have a job and Iโ€™m happy but Iโ€™m that kind of person thatโ€™s always eager to improve and go further, be it personally or in other aspects.ย And thatโ€™s kind of my struggle at the moment, there are to many things that I’d like to do and Iโ€™m totally overwhelmed with opportunities. I know itโ€™s amazing that I have the possibility to basically do anything but it makes it so hard to prioritise and leads to temporary mental breakdowns due to overthinking!

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Overthinking: “excessive thinking about a problem while losing focus on the big picture.” -Does this sound like it’s going somewhere? NO.

Maybe some of you go through that struggle as well, overthinking has been a pain for many of my friends to be honest. This is what I try to do in that kind of situations:

Number one action: stop thinking! It soaks up all your energy and itโ€™s useless because it wonโ€™t take you to a solution!

Number two: Calm down and realise that this is a struggle, which shouldnโ€™t be one. There are people in this world with serious problems, we should get our shit together about having too many possibilities in life.

Number three: Prioritise! Write down everything you want to do and when you want to do it. Make a plan and take it seriously! Then write down everything you need to accomplish your to-do list! This process cant take a bit of time, just keep in mind not to fall back into overthinking ๐Ÿ˜‰

Last step: relax! Listen to your favourite music or do some yoga and forget the struggle because there is none. Remember that everything in life happens for a reason and you will find your way no matter what!

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~Don’t live life with regret – everything happens for a reason~

For my part, this year I want to learn turkish and how to play guitar. I want to spend more time reading books and doing sports. I plan to bring my blog to another level and work towards working as a freelancer. I definitely want to get involved in some social/political projects here in Berlin. It’s one thing to have values and a certain mindset about critical topics but it’s a completely different thing to actually get involved and get active to change something! I have many more bulletpoints on my list but so far so good these are the biggest projects and I can’t wait to turn these plans into action! The turkish course has already started and the rest is to follow ๐Ÿ™‚

What are your big plans for this year? I’d love to know!


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