I’m not a firm believer in New Years Resolutions, every year I make them and fail after a day so I try not to stretch myself or kid myself anymore, I’m done being overly optimistic. At twenty-one I clearly have a lot of growing to do as a person but I’m fairly certain I know the person I am currently pretty well and picking out a list of specific resolutions and goals is not the way to motivate me as a person.
Instead of my usual route, I am going to set myself some broad goals, nothing too strenuous, just enough to push me to do better.
Keep up to date with podcasts (or one in particular)
During the summer I was introduced to Guys We Fucked and I truly believe this podcast has changed me as a person, but I am terrible for allowing life to get in the way of the things I enjoy post and I constantly fall behind on the new episodes of the podcast and while letting them build up can be enjoyable, I’d prefer not to be overwhelmed all the time. I would also really like to discover some new podcasts.
Buy a planner and use it
I’m a stationery lover and a hoarder if I’m being honest with myself. Last year I spend $50 on a planner that I used for two months and then gave up on, this year I am being more realistic and buying something cheaper but just as cute, to keep me motivated. In the final months of 2015 I started a new job so I now have to manage my social life, college and work life together better, the planner is essential to this. I need to make lists and I need to have plans set in stone or I get hella stressed so this is perfect for me.
Be healthier (or try to be)
Again, every year I set the same goal as 99% of the world. Go to the gym this many times a week, lose this much weight yada yada yada, and I always give up. So this year, having learned from previous mistakes, I am just setting myself a simple goal, try to make healthier choices every day. Start by working out at least three times a week, nothing crazy. If I set myself a crazy schedule I will again be overwhelmed and give up when I don’t look like Khloe Kardashian after two weeks. Also I want to attempt to start lifting some weights maybe??
Try harder for my final semester
I am dreading my final semester in college, as it closes a chapter in my life and pushes me to make changes and start a new life essentially, in my final semester I want to make a better effort with my work and grade, why not finish with a bang? Who knows what 2016 will bring for me, but I am excited to find out!
Hope you all have had a great 2015, and if not, here’s to a new year!