free·dom

/ˈfrēdəm/

noun

the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.

“Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.” Moshe Dayan

On December 2nd, 2019 I came across one of my friends post on Facebook the stated

“What’s your 2020 word?…. Mine is Execution”

Immediately the first word that came to mind was “FREEDOM”. The new years always raises HOPE in all of us. We get to put the current year behind us, set goals and move forward. So you ask, what do I need to be freed from? Is it Financial Freedom? Is it Mental Freedom? Or is it Freedom from unhealthy relationships? These are just to name a few.

FINANCIAL FREEDOM

“Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.” Albert Camus

Me personally I’ve spent the past few years focusing on Financial Freedom. Paying off credit cards, watching my spending, and saving periodically through out those years. However I still have work to do. This next year I’m going to challenge myself to make smarter financial decisions. I plan on making more investments than just overall spending. 2019 showed me that starting a brand and business is obtainable. Invest in yourself and let your investments pay you. Another small hack is grocery shopping over dining out. We spend so much on going out to eat. Let’s start putting those dollars into buying groceries for the week. You will thank me later when you see how much you can save. Put those saved dollars to other debts and make your way to financial Freedom.

MENTAL FREEDOM

“I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery

We all struggle with mental health in some form or fashion. When I talk about mental Freedom it doesn’t mean those traumas will go away. Its speaks more to how you react and what energy you allow it to posses on a daily. Mental Freedom is establishing a healthy routine that helps free and lesson your fight with mental clarity. It’s time to talk with someone. Seek out help in 2020. We’ve gotten so content with going through our mental issues alone. We are scared to trust others, or pride sets in and we shut everyone out. Challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone and express how you feel. Let’s stop holding in that negativity and explore options for Mental Freedom. You owe it to yourself.

FREEDOM FROM UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

“Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves.” Friedrich Nietzsche

It’s time to stop letting unhealthy relationships hold you back. If it’s with your spouse, have a conversation with them and express your feelings to them. You should no longer tolerate toxic relationships. Once you can Identify this, you will truly be on your way to self love. Do you have unhealthy relationships with friends. It’s ok to outgrow friends. We have to stop forcing friendship due to length of time. If they are true friends they will either be what you need them to be or allow you to separate from them to better yourself. This doesn’t mean the friendship is over, it just means that in order to grow you need some space. Friends should want the best for you at all times. It’s also best to ask yourself, “what type of friend am I?” Yhis may require a change of scenery for most of you. In 2020 do not compromise your freedom for unhealthy relationships.

I want to wish you all a Happy New Year, with hope’s that this post help you with your quest for “FREEDOM”. I’m claiming that 2020 will be better than the previous years. You have what it takes and it starts with you.

-Sully-

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