This year, My goals, resolutions and intentions pretty much all surround self improvement. Improving my mental health, my physical health, my spiritual, emotional, social health. All of it.
I have separated my resolutions into intentions, which are overall things I want to maintain and ways I want to be in 2019, and my resolutions are specific goals I want to achieve.
- Take care of myself in all aspects
- Read more, smile more, appreciate more
- Drink less, procrastinate less, complain less
These are basically mantras I want to shape my year around. I have recently taken a break from drinking alcohol, which will be another blog post, I’m back on my diet which will once again be a separate blog post, and I’m trying to be more productive this year. These things will be what I tell myself when I’m struggling to crawl out of bed to get schoolwork done, or when I really just want fast food for dinner.
- Continue Keto, be healthy.
- Read AT LEAST 6 books.
- Improve grades by trying harder
- Work on self love
- Keep a planner and actually write in it every day.
- Grow my blog
So, I have a few resolutions this year. Usually, I will have one big resolution that I never complete. “lose _ pounds”. Having an amount of weight I want to lose stresses me out and discourages me from actually trying to accomplish it. It’s so easy to see this number and think “I’ll never lose that much so I might as well quit.” This year, I just want to be healthy and continue my weight loss journey. I may lose 3 pounds, I may lose 30, but it’s all improvement.
I used to love reading, I read all the time. My favourite thing to do was to disappear into a world created by someone else often for hours and hours at a time. I remember checking the time and it being the middle of the night, and having to pry myself away from the words on the page just so I could get some sleep. Then I grew up and responsibilities hit… Hard. But I want to get back to that. I’ve already read one and I’ve started a second, so I’m sure that resolution will change to a higher number.
I’ve always been a C student without trying. Highschool was a breeze, other than math, and college was a joke, so I got great marks. However, university is another story. I’m struggling for the first time in my life and I need to adjust to actually putting in effort. I want to improve my school schedule and try to do something school related every day. I also want to add another course to my load… which might not happen, which is why it’s not a resolution.
Working on self love is kind of straight forward. I’ve struggled with this my whole life so I can’t just wake up one day and check this off my list, but I’d like to be able to say I’ve taken steps to work on this.
SO, what I’m working on the most right now, is productivity. I’ve been waking up earlier and spending my days either doing school, working, working on my planner, or listening to productivity podcasts. I’m naturally a lazy person, and I’ve ALWAYS had a hard time being productive. I bought a planner and I’ve been making an effort to write in it every day. I’ve also made a goal to grow my blog. I haven’t written on my blog in a very long time. Five months to be exact. And I’ll be honest, I miss it. Writing on my blog was my way of getting out my thoughts. I don’t journal, and I much prefer to write something that someone can see and maybe gain something from. So I’m going to grow my blog this year, even if it only grows by posts and not by comments or followers or likes.
So, these are my resolutions and I’m pretty happy with them. There’s no crazy ones like travel to Europe or lose 50 pounds. It’s totally okay if those resolutions are on your list, but for me, things like that have proven to make me feel discouraged because I never complete them.
What are your resolutions? What do you feel like working on in 2019, what are your hopes for this year? Let me know, because I’d love to hear. -Jessica