by: Lauren Broussard, Co-Founder, The Memo
A few weeks ago, I was having a conversation with a colleague. We both remarked on how hard the beginning of the year had seemed. Many of my other friends felt the same. I saw a similar sentiment shared online. So many people seemed weary near the end of January and well into February. January seemed too long, and February seemed too short.
Off the heels of the high intensity of the holidays, the New Year, and all our resolutions to be better and do better, the first few weeks and months of a new year can sometimes be a letdown. A psychologist friend of mine told me that most people she meets fall into two camps at the start of a year - the first is pumped up and ready to tackle the year, Vision Board and To Do List firmly in hand. The other group isn’t quite there. The high of the holidays over, and reality of day to day sets in -- they are in a funk.
If you’re in the second group of people, know that it's ok and that you are certainly not alone. Maybe you haven’t got it all figured out yet. Maybe the goals you set last year haven't panned out. Maybe you're struggling with your resolutions. Maybe life and all of its complexities are hitting you square in the face.
Know that it’s ok to not have it all together.
Keep your eyes on the goals you set for yourself, reach out to loved ones, ask for help if you need it, and keep working towards your goals little by little.
You know that “sister circle” we wrote about last year? Tap into it, sister! Know that you are beautiful and you are loved.
(And if you’re that first group, yes girl, we see you!) Take some time today to check on your girlfriends. See how you can help lift each other up.
You got this.