First things first, I hope everyone had a really lovely Christmas and I’m sorry if you’re feeling quite as delicate as I am this morning after seeing in the New Year with a few two many glasses of bubbly. I wasn’t sure about whether or not I should write a New Years post this year, as I know so many will be flying around the web today and everyone has their own individual goals for the coming months. However I wanted to start the year how I mean to go on so why not get a post up to signify the end of the holidays and back to regular posting. So here are a few resolutions I have set myself for 2018.
To Slow Down
This is probably the biggest one for me. I’m a very fast paced person, I live my life at 100 miles an hour. This is good most of the time as it means I’m able to juggle a full-time degree alongside my blogging and social media. I love being busy, and getting things done but towards the end of this year I’ve pushed it too far. I’ll answer emails whilst brushing my teeth, write blog posts whilst walking to drama school and edit photos over dinner but it’s got to stop. Being on top of things is great, but it got to the point when I couldn’t remember if I had had lunch or not because I was thinking about a million different things whilst eating my beans on toast, things have gone too far. So as great as I am at it, the multi tasking has to stop. My goal is to focus on one thing at a time so I can really give each thing my full attention. I feel like this will not only slow down the thoughts that wiz through my head every second but will also make it easier for me to switch off come the end of the day and get a proper nights sleep.
This one is a biggy. It even feels weird writing it down in a blog post, but my aim this year is to love myself more. I personally think self-love is something that many people struggle with, in one way or another I’m sure we are all guilty of being too hard on ourselves or being unkind to ourselves. I know I certainly am. I don’t deliberately bully myself but without thinking about it I’m very quick to blame or judge myself when it might not be necessary. I really do believe that in order to have successful friendships, and relationships with partners or family members, having a good relationship with yourself first is key. If you can’t love yourself how do you expect to be able to show love to anyone else. So instead of me referring to myself as lazy if I don’t go to the gym, or saying I’m fat when I’ve eaten too much pudding, my aim is to only say to myself what I would say to someone else sitting across from me. If it would hurt their feelings, why is it okay that I am saying it about myself.
Take Time Off
Now this one is hard for me. Like with slowing down I’m terrible at taking time off, I feel guilty and lazy if I’m not doing something productive in some way. However I need to make time off a priority. From now on when I write a list of things to do, ‘take a break’ is going to be slapped on there along side the washing and essays and blog photos and treated equally. I know that not only will it help me calm down mentally, from feeling like I have too much to do, but it also means when I do come to do my blog or house work I have a fresh pair of rested eyes ready to put my best foot forward.
What are your goals for 2018? Leave them in a comment below as I love to know what other people are setting themselves to achieve. I hope this post has inspired you to think about some New Years resolutions you want to make. Although I love a clean slate and a fresh start, it is just another day so if you don’t succeed at something you’re trying to achieve, remember every day is a new beginning. So have a good nights rest, DO NOT beat yourself up about it, and try again the following day. I hope you all have a lovely New Year!