Happy New Year!
I know there’s a lot of scepticism surrounding new year’s resolutions but I find them to be a good motivator for getting things done. I’m sharing them this year, so this is what I hope to do in 2015:
Focus on what’s important to me
At the risk of sounding cheesy, 2014 brought with it a lot of life lessons, some of them harsh, and I feel like I have a better understanding of what matters to me because of that: my family, my friends, my degree and potential career plans, staying healthy, and working on this blog. These are the things I want to make time for.
I’d be the first to admit I’m terrible at speaking up for myself. I’m shy and introverted, and I get worried about what I might say, even if I know exactly what I’m talking about.
This year I want to push myself to step outside my comfort zone and actually say something. My creative writing classes will be the perfect place to do this; we’re always discussing each other’s work.
I lost a lot of weight when I first went to uni and exercise wasn’t a priority; I just didn’t have the energy or the motivation. I did a few gym sessions here and a few gym sessions there, but nothing consistent.
As I began to feel better I started to become interested in fitness again, gradually building up to doing more and more. I stopped going to the gym and started doing Blogilates workouts instead, which I much prefer.
This year I want to increase my upper body strength (it’s dreadful) and my core strength, as well as maintain the strength I have in my legs.
Get more work experience
This was one of my resolutions last year and it proved to be an excellent stepping stone towards knowing what I want to do with my life. This time I want to take things a step further and maybe get some kind of internship, although I’m not sure where yet. I just want to learn more.
Do you make new year’s resolutions? What are they? Let me know in the comments.
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Beth, 25, South East England.
Lover of books, dogs, yoga, travel, gin, and the Oxford comma.
I write about cruelty-free beauty, vegan & veggie food, and trying to lead a less wasteful life. I throw the odd think piece in there, too.