By Lisa Osiako
2018 is coming to an end, and with its end, comes 2019. We all have different thoughts on how the year has been. Some have had amazing years, while others have had not so good years.
Getting into 2019 however, there are some things we need to leave behind, and start on a clean slate come the New Year.
Here are a few:
1. Being conned for jobs
Many of us can attest to the fact that the rise of conmen in the country has risen. Innocent individuals are taken advantage of simply because they are desperate.
“I was once asked for money and without thinking, I simply sent it. I was asked for more, to ‘bribe’ this person’s boss, and make me get the job. I only realized it was a scam when I went to the offices and was told that said man did not work there. By then, he had switched off his phone and disappeared with all the money. I learned my lesson the hard way.”
Never pay to get a job. Counter-check and ensure that the interviews and jobs you are being told about are legit. A job process should be free.
From time to time, we all find ourselves complaining about things and situations. It could be that you lost your job and nothing is forthcoming, or you have attended many interviews without getting a job offer. The good news is that you are alive to see another day. Leave behind complaining and this will put you in a good place ready for 2019.
3. Comparing yourself to others
Social media has made us want to live lives we see others having. It has trapped us in a place where we are constantly comparing ourselves to others. This has led to a lot of insecurity and the feeling of inadequacy as we all want to be where the other person is.
Everyone has their path, and in due time, they will bud. So let’s remain focused on our goals and follow our path. When we turn our attention to what we want, we cultivate productive beliefs and thought patterns.
4. Unhappy circumstances
Are you stuck at a job you do not like or scared of failure and thus choose to remain in your current situation? Whatever is contributing to your suffering, leave it all behind in 2018. Take risks if you have to, and find your happiness.
5. Spending Money Unnecessarily
With the festivities comes a lot of spending among individuals. Come January, many of us are left broke and asking for loans to repay other loans. This is a cycle we need to get rid of.
Save up all you can, instead of spending money you had not budgeted for. The saving spirit is one that needs to be inculcated more and more into our way of life. In this, we will get to mid-2019 having saved enough. In the end, it will also prevent you from taking loans that are unnecessary, to sustain you. So make 2019 your year of spending less, and saving more.