Why, What and How
If you’re wondering why 67 images, I can tell you only one thing.
There’s really no science to it..
A year has 52 weeks so I initially thought that would be an ideal number, but after going through all the pictures from 2019 (and I really don’t take a lot as you might see on my social media as well), it was obvious 52 would not be enough.
If you look back at your 2019, you can probably notice there are a couple of key events that shaped the rest of the year.
It was the same for me.
After looking over all the pictures, I realized that most of those events could be divided into 1 of a few key categories.
The most important events could be divided into one of the following categories:
- doing good for myself
- doing good for other people
- being grateful and enjoying the present moment
- being proactive and doing things that improve the future
- improving the quality of life
- starting to do new (uncomfortable) things
- getting 1% better at all times
This basically covers most human needs. (and there are 6 if we’d take Tony Robbins’ approach)
We all need to feel like we’re doing well in more than 1 category, otherwise, we’ll eventually open our eyes and see that some areas of our life didn’t get enough attention.
Although keep in mind one thing.
As you’ll notice, most of my pictures come from alone time.
We all thrive in different environments and my superpower isn’t necessarily in a social environment.
I may be great as a speaker, as a friend, as someone who is in the spotlight, BUT only for around 10-20% of the time.
That’s what you get when you’re growing up as an introvert.
However, that’s totally fine, because how would the world look like if all of us were either extroverts or introverts?
Imagine being in a group where everyone is an extrovert. Probably there’s going to be a lot of noise and less overall thinking.
Now imagine being in a group where everyone is an introvert. Probably everyone’s going to think and eventually have brilliant ideas or things to say, but no one will say anything.
This is an extreme example but the main point is that we must be comfortable with who we are and what we’re currently doing.
As long as we are aware of who we are and what we’re doing, it’s totally fine to act in a specific way, that we CHOSE to.
For example, it’s fine not to do something, as long as you know that there’s something to do but you choose not to do it.
There’s a warm fuzzy feeling of empowerement.
You may call it “peace of mind” when you look back at everything you’ve done and you can be proud of it.
However, let’s get straight to the meat of this post because that’s probably why you’re reading this in the first place.
The only thing I want to mention is that I went through all the pictures and added text to them with the help of Instagram Stories, in order to give each moment context and possibly give you an insight or lesson you may learn.
So, without further ado, here is a short review of 2019 in 67 pictures:
Final Thoughts about the 2019 Review
And that’s all for 2019.
Does it seem like a lot? Does it seem like I should’ve added more?
To be honest, I didn’t plan on doing a review of 2019 in the first place but I think that doing it may help you go back and try to look over the past year in a similar way.
We sometimes forget to be grateful about everything that happened during a year.
Have you ever seen those jokes about New Years Resolutions?
Most meme websites are taking advantage of how most of us look at the bad side of things and believe that we’re going to fail, even before we fail.
Crazy to think that we’d be negative and try to sabotage ourselves in advance, isn’t it?
That’s why I wanted to guide you through a positive and insightful way of thinking about the past, the present and the future.
We always grow and progress faster and better when we sit still and reflect, not when we either celebrate or worry. Don’t you agree?
And with that, I’ll end this 1st post of 2020.
As always, if you have any questions or things you’d like to let me know about, you can do it down below in the comments section.
Happy New Year in 2020 🙂
Life enthusiast with a great desire to constantly perfect myself, get in better physical and mental shape, while also helping other people by sharing everything I’ve been able to learn.