I’m not really one for setting insane resolutions for New Years. I believe it’s a good time to set some goals for the year but I also believe in setting achievable ones. There is no point in making impossible goals that just depress you when you don’t achieve them on time.
goals for 2017
I’m terrible for not eating breakfast, or realising it’s 3 pm and that I’m just starting to think about food. I know it’s not good for me and my plan for 2017 is not only to remember to actually eat three meals a day but to eat healthier. Cake is ok for breakfast on your birthday and on Christmas but not on a random Tuesday because there is no food in the house!
There are so many countries I’ve not visited, my travel wish list keeps growing! This year I want to tick off Canada, Copenhagen, Budapest & Ireland. I’m lucky enough to have friends all around the world so I’m actually going to get off my butt and start visiting them this year! Europe first then America & hopefully in 2018 Australia.
Finish work at a normal time
This is possibly the hardest thing for me, not having a 9-5 job is amazing but without set working hours I can sit behind my laptop from 8 am till 11 pm. I know this isn’t healthy and it’s doing nothing for my productivity so in 2017 I will be setting a finish time for work and trying my hardest to stick to it. I know I’ll have to work late some days but setting small achievable goals like finishing at 6 pm every day will help me manage my time better.
Switching off is hard for me, all of my jobs involve the internet at some level and when I’m not constantly pushing something I feel as if I’m slacking off. My Anxiety is at it’s worst when I’m stressed about work but it also flares up when I’m not working because I feel like this means I’m somehow failing. So to combat this I’m going back to regular yoga classes & trying my hand at meditation, anything that helps to clear my mind!
Spend time with people who make me happy
This may seem fairly obvious but I met a friend the other night for a catch-up and realised I haven’t seen her since JUNE! I want to make sure I have time for the important people in my life, even if it is a ten-minute meeting for a quick coffee. That being said I am going to stop spending time on relationships that give me nothing in return, friends that aren’t really friends, people who don’t have time for me unless they want something from me. The book “Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**K” really helped me figure out that I don’t have an infinite amount of time and spending it on the wrong people is just wasting it.
Here’s to an amazing 2017, I wish you all the happiness, strength and love this year.