Hey guys. Since 2023 is amost here, today I thought to write about the things to leave in 2022. We all probably make goals and lists for 2023, one of my lists includes things I no longer want to see in my life.
For a fact, I want to see bigger changes in my life. Especially, since 2022 was not productive for me and in all honesty was not the best year whatsoever.
This is my personal list and I hope you can find something for yourself. Also, this is the last blog post of 2022. Next year, I want to focus more on my life and personal development so I will be sharing more of my personal journey.
Things to leave in 2022
OK, so here is my list of things to leave in 2022. As a reminder it is my personal list and not a guide you have to follow. If you have any recommendations or ideas, leave them in the comments down below.
1| High expectations for yourself and others. I am letting go of high hopes and expectations for myself and others. I am letting go of expectations in general. I think, expectations only hurt me in the past, and while sometimes it is ok to expect certain things from others, usually this only brings disappointment.
On the other hand, setting expectations is a way to protect yourself and say “no, this is not for me”. But from my experience, for now, at least, I want to stop any sort of expectations and go with the flow for a bit.
2| Judging others and yourself. Judging is ok to a certain degree. But I feel like nowadays we judge everyone so harshly, sometimes it goes to the extremes. I am tired of this and I am the most tired of judging myself for something that I did or didn’t do a long time ago. Who cares? Life is here and now, I can’t bring past and improve things back there. I can make changes now.
And while I do believe that judging is normal, I also believe that we should stick to our own businesses and stop wasting our time and energy. Well, at least, this is what I want for myself.
3| Living with negativity. I feel like the past year for me personally was full of negativity and negative thoughts. I want to leave it in 2022 and live more with love in my heart. I know, it sounds pathetic but this is what I want for myself.
I don’t know how long I have left on this planet and I want to have the best experiences. Negativity will always exist in our lives but if we can minimize its impact on us and our mental health, why not?
4| Unfinished projects. Yes, all the unfinished projects have to be left in 202 (aka finished now) or finished ASAP in 2023, preferably before the end of January. I have begs that I need to finish crocheting or illustrations I want to finish, so I definitely need to catch up.
5| Bad habits. We are all humans and it’s ok to have habits that are not necessarily beneficial to us like eating chocolate or ice cream at 11 PM or spending 3 days in bed binge-watching Netflix. But I am done with wasting my time on drama and things that I don’t like or that put me in a bad mental state.
As I mentioned, I want the best for myself and my health, and so getting rid of negative habits is an important step.
6| Past mistakes, grudges, negative experiences, and people. Letting go of all these things is great if you want to create a new space in your life and have a more peaceful life.
7| Broken and old things, things you no longer need or want. If you’re like me – a maximalist who gets attached to things easily, especially beautiful ones, I feel you. But sometimes you just need to get rid of the things that no longer serve – either beauty or their true purpose. It’s ok to collect things and keep them for memories, but letting go is a great way, as I mentioned above, to create more space for better or newer items.
So those are my things to leave in 2022. Let me know what changes you want to see in 2023 and what things you want to leave in 2022.
Are you going to name or give a theme to your year?
I think even if you are not setting goals or not making resolutions for 2023, deciding to leave certain things and experiences and move on can be extremely healthy.
Happy new year!