Happy New Year!
It’s been a little while. I enjoyed a long break over Christmas where I tried to make the most of my time off work, relaxing with friends and family and preparing myself for the upcoming year. So much is happening in 2018 and it’s bloody exciting and terrifying at the same time.
I don’t want to dwell too much on 2017 – it wasn’t exactly the best year of my life – instead, I want to look forward and appreciate everything that is coming my way in 2018. I’m loosely setting myself resolutions, but instead of setting specific targets, I just really want to work on myself this year by embracing happiness and not living inside my very anxious head too much.
Here are some things I want to achieve/work on this year:
Live in the moment
I know, cliché right? But it’s something I hardly ever do; I’m constantly either worrying about the future and the consequences of my actions, or forgetting to enjoy the right now because I’m too busy thinking of the next exciting thing. I want to spend less time on my phone, less time stressing and less time panicking, and just really enjoy each moment as it comes.
Read & write more
Despite the fact that reading and writing are two of my most favourite activities to do, I hardly ever do them. Or at least, not as much as I should. Like most of us, I spend too much time aimlessly scrolling through my social feeds taking in useless information that I don’t really care about – this year, that is going to change.
Feel good about my body
Last year was a bad year for me health-wise – not only was I diagnosed with a chronic, incurable condition, but it also meant that I ‘let go’ and stopped caring about exercise or eating healthy. A huge chunk of this was down to that fact that I was physically unable to, but I’m not letting anything get in the way this year. I need to fall in love with my body again and learn that I’m much stronger than I sometimes feel.
Document my life
When I was younger, I used to write in a diary every single day. I’d write about: what I’d got up to, how I felt, dreams I’d have and just general life stuff. Apart from a few selfies on my phone and travel pictures (and of course, this blog) I hardly ever document the things happening in my life. I want to be able to look back on all the wonderful things happening when I’m old and forgetful and can’t remember all the little details that made a moment so great. I’m going to take photos, write notes, shoot some home videos and scrapbook all the amazing memories I’m planning on making this year, because I never want to forget it.
What are your resolutions for 2018?