I don’t know about you guys but I’m always looking for ways to better myself. I’ve been thinking about 2017 as the year where I fulfil the things I want, become the person I want and achieve my goals. This is a lot of pressure on one person – to fulfil your dreams, mould your personality like clay and also stay healthy, exercise often, keep a good diet and maintain a decent social life. So, I want to take baby steps by setting myself goals every month.
I feel like publishing them will add more drive for me to achieve these goals.
- Join my local Amateur Dramatics.
Drama has always been a passion of mine. When I left school (almost five years ago, yikes…) I was determined to keep my hand in drama and acting. I found it an amazing outlet of emotion and creativity but with the busyness of college and then uni, I didn’t get the chance. But this is the phrase I keep using – ‘I just don’t have the time’. It’s come to my attention that being an adult doesn’t leave you with a lot of time. I certainly didn’t think I would have time to run my own blog but it’s all about making time for the things you love.
Which leads me onto my next goal.
2. Continue making at least three posts a week.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my introduction into blogging. It’s been something that’s been at the back of my mind for a long time but the thought of ‘what happens if people don’t like it?’ or ‘what if someone at school/work finds it?’ was holding me back. But I’ve reached the stage now where I’m quite vocal about things I’m passionate about and I’m unapologetic in that. We are so wonderfully made that we have different opinions and I personally love hearing/reading what people have to say. Which is why I’m determined to maintain this blog to a standard that I am proud of.
Now, I know what you’re thinking – another New Year goal (mid-year?) that won’t be achieved. Everyone always talks about how they’re going to join classes and go on runs every night and the gym but if you’re like me (aka, not sporty at all) then this is quite a daunting prospect. I’m not overweight by any account but that doesn’t mean that I’m happy with the way I look and having a wall of mirrors in front of me and a bunch of healthy sporty people around me while I’m huffing and puffing trying to keep up isn’t my idea of fun.
Which is why I’ve asked someone I trust (my boss) to go on a run with me after work once a week so that I don’t have to think about what anyone else has to think but I can experience those endorphins everyone is raving about.
4. Moan less.
I always start the day with the best intentions to not end it moaning. I work in quite a high-pressured environment and especially at this current time, it is very stressful. Stress can lead to a lot of emotions running high and people wearing their grumpy trousers. This spreads like a virus, angering those around us but I am determined to not give in to the need to rant and rave about whoever snapped at me. This is a marathon, not a sprint – we’re all only human, after all.
5. Connect with people more.
I’ve found myself feeling sorry for myself recently because I haven’t felt as close to people that I was close to this time last year. Which has lead me to sticking to my comfort zone of safe friends and not trying to meet new people. I think if I make the effort to see more people, I might form some more friendships – even if this is a challenge for myself, I think it’s good to challenge yourself every now and then.
So, what are you guys going to do this month? Are you spring-cleaning yourself?