In every aspect of life I am the most basic person you will ever come across. While I’m normally the first to swerve the New Year New Me bullshit, my 2018 had some awful moments. I’m fully embracing the new year and the change that comes with it. I haven’t written much the last year, in fact I’ve wrote nothing at all. I’ve tried to stay away from my creative outlet, as deep down all I wanted to talk about was the disintegration of my parents marriage. All the dreams and ideas of what I thought my life would be, were shattered in an instant. You’d think watching your family fall apart would be easier as an adult, but it’s not.
Given that it’s a new year and everyone’s sprouting out New Year’s Resolutions I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon. Using the new year as a point for change, I thought I’d share how I’m going to achieve my resolutions rather than just stating aimlessly what I want from 2019. Mainly because if I fail on the end goal at least I can say I tried.
- I want to expand my vocabulary ~ I will read more books and watch less TV.
- I want to be confident and believe in myself ~ I will lose weight so my chronic illness improves, and will get a qualification in the job I do everyday so I can be confident about my abilities.
- I want to be happier ~ I will limit my time scrolling through social media and spend more time appreciating the small things in life like going out doors, and being grateful for what I have rather than being sad about all the things I can no longer do.
- I want to plan for my future ~ I will save money to support this, I will focus on building a better life for me and the people I love
- I want to appreciate more of what people do for me ~ I’m often too busy worrying about what I’ve got to do next, or when I can next take a tablet to get some slight pain relief, I forget to say thank you, or be affectionate to those who deserve it.
We have the power to choose our path everyday, we shouldn’t have to wait for a new year, but being in full adult mode now, I see how it is so easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of everyday life. If we don’t take these opportunities while we can, we’ll never change. Don’t get stuck in a rut, vocalise your flaws, and work on changing them. Try to understand everyone is different, everyone is fighting a battle. If you get to the end of the day and can’t think of one thing you’ve done for someone else, did you really achieve anything? Everybody has the power to change, but it has to start from within.
Let me know what you want to change about your life this year and how are you going to do it…