My Word For 2019 …



January 1st, 2019 – when it comes to the clock striking 12 o’clock and the beginning of a new year, the rules are, there are no rules! Do you – whatever that may be. If you feel it’s new year, new you – then go for it; but equally, if you feel it’s new year and you want to continue being you – then do that; or, if it’s new year, still don’t have a clue, that’s good too!

Make resolutions. Don’t. Try new things. Don’t. Get out of your comfort zone. Don’t. Just do you and whatever works for you and always be unapologetically you!

I used to make New Year’s resolutions but over the years that’s changed. The past few years I’ve taken to a vision board. A place where I put out all of my goals (personal, health, financial and work) and keep it up, all year, so I can physically see what it is I want to do/achieve.

For me, this works because I feel like I’m taking all the clutter out of my head and putting it out onto a physical space where I can I really see what it is I want/need. It’s not always just words, I also include pictures or phrases that catch my eye.

Last year, after reading a piece by Mia Freedman, I added another approach to how I start my new year. She wrote about not making resolutions but choosing a word you could use to keep you focussed/motivated. This spoke to me but I wasn’t sure it it would work for me. I tried it though, and I loved it.

Any time I was a little unsteady, I’d go back to that word, and to my vision board, and it would help centre me.

When I looked back at my vision board and my word of 2018, last week, I was pleasantly surprised to see that I had achieved much of what was there. Some are still a work in progress but I am a work in progress so that’s ok with me.

This year, I’m taking the same approach. It’s back to my vision board to do some editing. I need to allow myself to be more direct in what I ask of, and for, myself, and not hold myself back because I’m embarrassed to ask for too much or embarrassed by what others may think of what I want or me!

That brings me to my word of 2019. It stems from that and from a thought I’ve been having a lot in 2018 – I need to recognise that I am worthy. I am worthy of success, I am worthy of that pay cheque, I am worthy of saying no, I am worthy of better. So this year, my word is DESERVING.

I am going to try very hard to speak proudly of my achievements, accept compliments (instead of putting myself down when someone tries to say something nice), celebrate the little things, enjoy my personal time, be in the moment, love freely and deeply, choose kindness (to myself and others), appreciate the way I make it though the storms, and accept all of the good things that come my way – because I am DESERVING of it!

Here’s to 2019 being everything you want it, or need it, to be, finding ways to navigate the not so great times, and all the while, here’s to you doing you!

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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1 Response to My Word For 2019 …

  1. Clare Daly says:

    Love this Sarina and am definitely stealing some of these. I hate resolutions but love the idea of a vision board. Here’s to a great 2019 and DESERVING x

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