Am I too late to jump on the 2018 goals bandwagon? I hope not, because I’m doing it anyway.
I didn’t want to make this post about my new year’s resolutions, because they’re not resolutions as such. If I were to list out my resolutions, it would be the same old rubbish – lose weight, save money, be more adult about a million and one things in my life. But I didn’t want to go there. I didn’t want to add that ‘has to be done in 2018’ pressure to myself, that will most likely have worn off by February.
I just wanted to brain dump a few things that I want to focus on going into the New Year. However, I’m not setting myself a deadline, these are just a few areas in my life that I’d like to make a start on improving from now on.
Don’t sweat the small stuff
We’re all guilty of doing this I’m sure. I’m a born and bred stress head, panicker and over-reacter. Everything seems like the end of the world to me. Hair’s slightly greasy? Not worth going out today. House is a mess? Let’s just sit in the mess and cry about it. Too much work to do? Let’s stare at my to-do list and worry about how long it is, without doing anything about it because it’s overwhelming.
This is a stupid way of living, and I’m not quite sure how to get out of this cycle of worrying about every little thing. But I’m going to try my best. Any tips? Please feel free to send them my way!
Learn more ‘stuff’
Do you have that one friend who is completely and utterly stupid? That’s me. Now I’m not putting myself down, I’m pretty smart when it comes to my job, my passions and remembering what outfit a friend of a friend wore in 2011 when we went to the cinema (selective/visual memory? Does anyone else remember random rubbish like this?). However, my knowledge ends there. Ask me anything about geography, history, films, science, food, and you’ll most likely laugh at my response.
This ends now. I’m about to become the most worldly, knowledgeable being known to man. I’ve brought myself an Atlas and I’ve downloaded Duolingo and started to learn Spanish. Rosie 2.0 is currently in the making and everyone is going to love her.
Blog because I love it
I don’t just love blogging, I happen to think I’m pretty good at it too. Not to blow my own horn or anything, but blogging seems to be a mash up of everything that I’ve ever been good at in life. I have A-levels in Photography, Media and Graphic Design, I have a degree in Communications, Media and Culture, and now I work in communications, marketing and social media. Blogging is such a natural hobby for me, and it’s something that I feel I owe myself to do because it’s just so me. I need to remember that my blog is primarily for me. While I love working with brands and having my readers enjoy what I do, I blog because I love doing it, and I love the community that I now feel a part of.
I feel like these things are all doable. No pressure, no deadlines, no stress. It’s time to start making some small, positive changes to my life!
What are you hoping to focus on this year?