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Wellbeing Wednesdays: Mid-Year Reflections & Resolutions

We're approaching the end of May, which means we're almost halfway towards the year! Bonkers!

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So this week's activity involves reflecting upon what we've learnt in the first half of this year, and what resolutions we can set for the remaining half of this year. Here's what this week's activity involves:

1. Reflect upon what you've learnt so far in this first half of this year. It could be celebrating any of your amazing achievements, learning from your mistakes, what important lessons you've learnt, 

2. Make resolutions for the remaining half of this year. What you're hoping to achieve by the end of this year?

 

Keen to see your answers!

 

 

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Here's mine:

1. That my first half of this year was a lot crazier and busier than expected! This was the first time I've had to balance work, uni and volunteering at once so it took a heck lot of organisation to achieve this! While I'm still struggling with my depression/anxiety, I'm taking it one step at a time and making sure I plan time for self-care at times when I don't have work/uni/volunteering

2. Continue to survive through my depression/anxiety! Also, read more books for leisure (instead of reading ones for uni haha) and find out what I want to do for my honours year next year

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Hope is just around the corner; you think it's not there when you first look straight ahead, but it actually is when you turn around

Re: Wellbeing Wednesdays: Mid-Year Reflections & Resolutions

Tagging a few members who might be interested in this week's activity: @scared01, @Tiny_leaf, @WheresMySquishy, @xXLexi_Lou122Xx, @Maddyw, @N1ghtW1ng, @letitgo, @May_, @Bee, @LovesFood, @mrmusic, @SyncTherapy
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Hope is just around the corner; you think it's not there when you first look straight ahead, but it actually is when you turn around

Re: Wellbeing Wednesdays: Mid-Year Reflections & Resolutions

Love this activity @Esperanza67 Heart

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Re: Wellbeing Wednesdays: Mid-Year Reflections & Resolutions

Thanks for the tag @Esperenza67!
Mine would have to be...
1. That I don't have to try to be better. It's not my fault that a particular event happened, and I don't have to blame myself for it. I don't have to keep telling myself these lies that make me feel horrible, because I don't have to try to be a better person in that way. If you get what I mean... Smiley Happy

2. I guess I have to try to follow through on what I just said. I need to stop blaming myself for things I didn't do. And stop telling myself lies to take the blame for someone else.

That's definitely something I'm struggling with atm.

I need to seek help from someone I trust.

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Great activity!

1. Every time I've felt like giving up so far this year, I've learned that there is a little voice in my head telling me to keep going. It tells me that I'm capable and that I can use my experiences to help others. I've also learned not to put so much pressure on myself and not to pay as much attention to social pressure. I've also learned who my true friends are and what makes a good friend. I thought a lot of people were my friends and I did a lot for them, but they weren't around to support me in return.
2. I'm going to listen to the little voice. I also want to do some more volunteering. I want to continue to do a little bit more every day, especially with regard to learning new things.

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1. Reflect upon what you've learnt so far in this first half of this year.
I can't believe how fast the year has gone already! Time has flown for me and has been a time of adjustment to getting back into my course for the home stretch to the finish line, finally gaining employment after a long break. I've learnt to trust myself more and let myself shine through. When I have faith in myself good things happen.

 

2. Make resolutions for the remaining half of this year. What you're hoping to achieve by the end of this year?
By the end of the year I hope to have a better grasp of balance within my non-work time. I'll gain some time from finishing my course and I want to find time to focus a bit more on photography, for me.


Remember you're amazing just as you are Heart

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This thread is exactly what i needed right now! I am loving how everyone is reflecting and sharing their highlights!

 

For me:

1. I have learnt that when I put my mind to something I can achieve it and that I was living inside a comfortable bubble up until this year so I have really pushed myself to grow and learn. I've really invested in myself which has seemed selfish to others but has paid off for me and I've learnt to value myself a lot more. 

2. In the next 6 months I want to focus on being consistent with the work flow I've got going on right now and find a good balance with everything. I also really want to move interstate so a huge part of the end of the year for me will be devoted to that. 

 

Can't wait to see everyone's end of year reflections!! Heart

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Great reflections so far @xXLexi_Lou122Xx, @WheresMySquishy, @Bee and @lennycat2017! I loved reading each and every one of them. I'm absolutely awed at incredibly insightful you guys are! Smiley Very Happy <3
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Hope is just around the corner; you think it's not there when you first look straight ahead, but it actually is when you turn around

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Love this @Esperanza67!

Here are my answers: 

1. Reflect upon what you've learnt so far in this first half of this year. 

This year has been really tricky so far. I lost the job I always wanted because I couldn't manage to study and work at the same time, and my mental health took a nose dive. At the same time, I was lucky enough to go overseas and visit two beautiful countries, and I moved out, which I never thought I'd be able to do.

What I've learnt is that I am allowed to say no when I feel like I've bitten off more than I could chew. And that even when I feel like I'm drowning in shame, I can get through it. I've learnt (again) that university can be exhausting and stressful, and I learnt that I have the most supportive friends and family I could ask for.

I could go on and on, but this keyboard is old, and the fact that I keep making typos is starting to annoy me. 

 

2. Make resolutions for the remaining half of this year.

I will try to be honest with my housemate when I'm feeling anxious, instead of withdrawing and possibly confusing/hurting her.

I will try to be gentle with myself and monitor my self-talk, and I will check in with some of my trusted people before I make any big, impulsive decisions.

I will try to read at least one or two chapters of a book per week, because I feel better if I do.

I will also try to write in my journal at least twice a week, because I feel better if I do that, too.

Thank you for this thread, and the valuable opportunity to reflect! Smiley Happy  

// Spiral outward, keep going. //

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@Esperanza67 aww Heart thanks for creating this amazing reflections thread Smiley Happy You're very insightful yourself, I hope you know that!

@letitgo I'm so impressed by your resilience this year! Sounds like it's been tough, but as you've said in your reflection you can get through it and you've got a sgreat support system! Heart

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