Tuesday Truths 2017 Edition v52

This is it – the last Tuesday Truths for 2017! I can’t wait to see what shenanigans we can get into for 2018.

Let’s get to it!

  • The end of the year always brings reflection and scheming for new plans in the new year. One of the best things that I would advocate is to surround yourself with people who will bring the best out of you without drama or negativity. Be with people who will push you to strive for higher aspirations and help you find the motivation that you need to reach for loftier goals. Together you create positive energy and be one another’s support without contempt. Someone else’s success doesn’t cast a shadow on the light that you bring. If you need tips on how to build your own tribe (I hope that you can find community here too!) check it out. Thank you for being a part of my tribe 🙂

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  • Tackling new year’s resolutions? Here’s how you keep your promise to yourself. Incremental is always good. My goal of writing this blog has been going strong – 104 weeks straight and counting. I am a creature of habit so getting into a routine is pretty easy for me because I crave it as part of my personality. For Lent last year I decided that I would do more volunteer time instead of giving up anything so I started going to the DC Central Kitchen on a monthly basis and I will hit my one year mark in January. You’ve got people cheering you on as you make your resolutions so feel free to share them!

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  • Since I’m always striving to be #livinahappylife, this Harvard study piqued my interest about truly living a happy life. I see older couples who have only one another as a source of interaction and although they may be in their late 70s, I wonder if they’re really living a full life because they aren’t spending time outside of their marriage in their own activities. Although I’m an introvert, I know that I will need time with my friends and activities with others outside of my spouse to feel like I’m living a fulfilling life. Close relationships with family and friends are key factors in delaying mental and physical decline. So if you want to age in a healthy way, find your people! Are you seeing a thread in this end of year post?

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  • I think I’m a glass half full kind of person and although I spend a lot of time trying to think positively, I need to replenish the well. 2017 was a Debbie Downer year for me (as well as many others) so I’m going to take a more positive outlook for 2018. If you want to join me in training your brain to think more positively then let’s get going! I’m going to be more active in doing random acts of kindness.

I want to take this moment to thank you for taking this ride with me. I always look forward to your comments and your feedback. If you have a story to share or an article that will help your fellow Tuesday Truth readers, let me know. Your participation means a lot and I get so much joy in seeing you tag me on other social media platforms about articles you’ve read through the blog. I hope you take the time for rest and self-care because 2018 is going to be tremendous. Thank you for liking, sharing, commenting and subscribing. See you next week!

— Madalene

 

 

 

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