We’ve stepped into the first week of a new year, I personally love January! A complete fresh start and the ability to set yourself some goals is heaven to me. This year I don’t want to focus too much on productivity, each year I purchase a new lovely planner but fill it with dull ‘to-do’ lists and ‘today’s agenda’. Fair to say those things are important to put in your planner but why do they have to be dull and boring? Safe to say; they don’t!
So this year I’ve decided to base my planner around ‘happiness’. The goals I set will be all about making myself happier and more fulfilled. There’s a quote I like to always read and stare at ‘She believed she could, so she did’. I like to live by this quote, gives me the confidence to say ‘why can’t I do this, what’s stopping me from achieving that’! This year I’ve got some pretty huge plans for my career/life and this quote is perfect for me to live by to succeed in achieving my happier and fulfilled year.
So I’m taking this year one step at a time, I’m not going to focus on my goals as things I haven’t done yet or achieved, but rather things I want to do more of, things that will make me happier.
~ Do something different ~
Evenings for me can be quite boring, I tend to enjoy my mornings, the start to a new day more than making the most of the end of a New day. I find it a lot easier to plan a good evening on the weekends rather than in the week. So I’ve decided this year I’m going to make the most of my mid week evenings and do some things that will make me happier. I’m thinking maybe a mini baking class, a basic photography workshop, things that are practical for my life but are also enjoyable and fulfilling. Who says mid week evenings have to be dull and boring! It’s time to stop sitting back and talking, it’s time to start doing!
~ Explore more ~
i don’t necessarily mean I have to get booking lots of exotic holidays and spend all my time and money on exciting holidays abroad. This year I simply want to explore more of what’s around me. Day trips out, visit some more places around the UK, go camping. Wildlife is a huge part of my life, this year I want to see more of it, Explore more natural surroundings that are thriving with wildlife! The whole world is accessible, just say yes!
~ Get motivated & Rule my own world ~
Motivation is definitely something I NEED in my life, I hate those days when you feel lost, not sure where your heading and how nothing is exciting you or making you happy. Over Christmas I made some big decisions on where I want to be by the end of 2018. Owning my own business has always been an aspiration of mine but something I’ve never felt like I could achieve. All of a sudden I stood up and told myself how I need to stop being so pathetic! I’m a strong woman who knows the subject of the business I hope to gain, with the right training course and a little guidance along the way why can’t I !! So that was that my mind was made up, I’m going to stand up strong and Rule my own world. I’ve been reading about a lot of people that watch and read motivational speeches to help them thrive towards something. I always thought ‘oh maybe that’s a little too cheesy for me’ BUT it’s something I’m going to join in with this year, I thrive off motivation, once it’s got a good grasp on me that’s it I’m like a machine. I do believe I’m a very ambitious person and I think having a lot of motivation in many forms around me will for sure help me with my BIG PLANS this year.
~ Stop worrying ~
Friends, family, those that know me well have once all told me to ‘stop worrying’, it’s something I guess is just a huge part of who I am. I am the type of person to think about how people think of me, the actions I take, the life I choose to lead. It’s safe to say that yes! I’m a HUGE worrier. I don’t believe that it’s necessarily a terrible trait to have, so I’m in no rush to stop worrying completely, it’s who I am. I think I just need to keep in mind that my choices are my own, I am who I am, the world would be terribly boring if we were all the same. I want to stop worrying so much about my appearance, my blog, subscriptions and followers, do people like what I write ! Well I enjoy what I write, that’s why I made ‘Twenties Something Girl’ to start with and it makes me happy to create and extremely happy when people have told me how it’s inspired them and how they really enjoy my blogs. I guess I just want to stop worrying so much about life in general, I have my health, friends, family, a home, a partner. Life will find its way and this year I’m going to stop worrying so much about what I don’t have and haven’t achieved yet, and start to look at what I do have and do these things that will and are making me happier and more fulfilled.
~ More self care ~
Over the years my self care has been a little bit all over the place. I am currently getting back into the swing of testing new skincare, experimenting with my look and just caring for what’s on the inside and out. I’m the type of person that will do things to benefit other people rather than doing them for myself, I guess that comes with my ‘worrier trait’. Not this year! I’m finally getting into the mind frame of self care, eating less meat, cutting out alcohol completely, drinking less caffeine, booking that appointment at the doctors, spending that time at the end of the day for a bubble bath and applying my skincare and just more ‘me’ time. At the end of the day, YOU are important so putting more self care into your new year goals is nothing to be ashamed of, I think it’s a must!
|| ‘When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life’. || (John Lennon)