It is Day 1 of 2017 and so far I have started this year with no sleep whatsoever. Not sure if you know this but I am a huge advocate of making New Year Resolutions. I know this has started to become cheesy and tiresome for most, but I still believe you can't beat a good New Year's Resolution. What better way to start the year than to write down what you want to change and who you want to be for the coming 12 months. It is all part of growing and I would love to share mine with all of you. I tend to be overzealous when it comes to making resolutions, usually making far too many, most of them completely unrealistic and often times things I don't really want to do. So here is an improved list.
FOCUS ON THE GOOD This is one of the things I struggle with the most. My mind constantly jumps to the worst possible scenario in any given situation and plays it on a loop. I also feel like I spend most of my time waiting for something bad to happen and that is a stupid way to live. I want to be more present and less anxious this year, because the truth is bad things happen all the time. I have no control over it and me fretting about it all isn't going to make it less likely to happen.
MAKE BETTER CHOICES This is a catch-all resolution because it applies to everything. Food, because I do want to lose weight, friends because I think the people you surround yourself with are so important and all those other tiny, every day decisions that I make. I want to spend 2017 making the best choices for myself. One thing I have done a lot in 2016 is snack and a way to counter this is to ask yourself if you want an apple when you're about to grab an unhealthy snack. If the answer is no then you're not hungry, you're snacking for the sake of it so put that bloody chocolate down and if it is yes then get a damn apple or banana. Make better choices. That's just one example, you get the gist.
MOVE MORE I am so lazy. I live for days when I have to do absolutely nothing. Not leaving the house, PJ all day kind of days are my favourite. I doubt I will love them any less next year but instead of wasting entire weekends I want to do stuff. Get out, move around etc. They always say youth is wasted on the young, I don't want to waste it. I want to squeeze every last drop of it. I also want to make good use of my gym membership. Hopefully by December 2017 I'll have a VS model body.
LOOK AFTER MYSELF Last but not least, just take care of myself. This goes beyond the standard "me" time and "self-care" we all preach about, but more so the little things that your Mum used to do for you. Like doctors and dentist and eye appointments and making sure your laundry is done and your space is clear and your sheets are clean and that your favourite mug is in tip top condition. That stuff. I'm not a child anymore and I know I still rely on my Mum for a lot but hopefully this year it won't be as much. I also think I should take as many bubble baths as I can before I have to pay my own water bill because nothing improves my mood more than a bubble bath.
Last but not least, onto my goals for 2017. There aren't many, just to work hard and to never lose sight of what I want. To write well and with passion and to learn, travel, explore and experience as much as possible this year. To try new things and to make the conscious choice to be happy every day no matter what is going on. You can control very little in life but you have some sway with your own feelings. I hope you all have an amazing 2017, thank you for reading. Happy New Year! Take care.
Did you make any resolutions or goals for 2017?