HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Ok, so every year I set myself a list of resolutions, and every year they are never stuck to. I don’t know why this is, maybe the list sets the bar too high, maybe I put to much pressure on myself, I just do not know. So, this year I’m keeping it simple, making them small achievable goals and resolutions that I can easily fit into my daily life for self improvement. Also, I have set myself a ’21 before 21′ list, so I have loads of goals on there I want to achieve too, so I’m keeping my resolutions simple yet effective!
Let’s set my favourite resolution out first…I want to visit even more places in 2018, whether these be days out in our local area that we’ve never been to before, or travelling to another country for a short break or holiday. I love travelling and site-seeing more than anything, so I want to start saving and spending this money wisely on new adventures!
Another resolution is to work harder, at university and dedicating more time and effort to blogging. I want to do well at university, but I sometimes lose all motivation, and have that ‘CBA‘ approach, which I really annoy myself with! Therefore one of the most important resolutions on my list is to get more structure in my life. If I’m honest I probably have too many commitments, with university, working, volunteering, playing sport, blogging, and trying to find time to socialise with friends and family alongside all this. I want to start planing my weeks out on a Sunday, scheduling in work, university reading and assessments, etc. I also want to stick to a blog schedule, so I want to commit to posting once a week, on a Wednesday, starting next week. Plus, to make sure I keep some time for myself, so I can just relax and unwind, because I really do not take enough time for myself, and I noticed last term this really took a toll on my mental health. Linked to this, I need to sort out my sleeping pattern, and I want to try and ensure I get at least 8 hours sleep a night. Obviously, I’m not going to include when I’m on nights out or the late night deadline cramming, but just make sure my sleep pattern becomes more of a priority.
I want to cook and bake more. I did a fair amount of both of these over the Christmas period, inlcuding baking gingerbread and apple crumble, which were two of my blogmas posts. During term time, I just cannot find the time to enjoy this sort of activity, so I want this to change this year, and I’d love to spend one day over each weekend either cooking something from scratch or baking some sweet or savoury treats, because I thoroughly enjoy doing this so, and also I find it helps me de-stress and have a bit of ‘me’ time.
Another resolution is to try complete the ‘1-Second-Daily’, where you record a little snippet of your day everyday, and at the end of the year it compiles into one video. I think this would be amazing to look back on not only at the end of 2018, but for many years to come.
Lastly some simple yet easily forgotten resolutions are to read more and drink more (no, not alcohol!). I know I don’t drink enough, and it’s resolution I set every single year, and still never learn, so 2018 will be the year that I try to drink 1.5-2 litres of liquid a day! Also, to actually use my gym-membership…that one is pretty self-explanatory.
Here’s to the best year ever!
What are some of your New Year’s Resolutions?