I hate to be cliche, but I really wanted to participate in the annual tradition of setting New Years Resolutions. I plan on keeping you guys updated once a month with my progress on each of them, being as honest as possible, and if one goes to shit I’ll ignore I even set it like everyone else does.
So here we are, a list of my resolutions with a brief explanation as to why I’ve chosen them.
- Lose weight.
I feel like this is a common resolution for everyone and that no one really sticks to it, but for me, this year, it’s a must. Like everyone else I have a goal weight, and an unrealistic expectation of when I should hit it, but for this resolution I just want to lose weight, even if it’s only 10lbs in a year. I need to do so for my health, physically and mentally. So I will do what I can to achieve some sort of weight loss.
- Get into university, specifically Liverpool Hope.
This is something that is majorly important to me and something I’ve already begun taking steps to achieve. I’m working hard as I can at my access course assignments, trying to get as many distinctions as possible. I worked closely with my tutor to write the best personal statement I could manage, and I’m trying to stay as organised and as hopeful as possible. This uni is my dream uni for many reasons, I won’t go into details now because I’m planning on doing a whole other post for it.
- Blog at least twice per month.
Previously I have set goals to blog once a week, but with where I am in life now, I’m not sure I’ll have the time. I’ve decided on twice per month because one will be a resolutions update, and one will be something completely new and random. There may be months where I potentially will post more, especially if I manage to find some guest post writers (I already have one in the works) but I think a realistic goal to set would be two times a month.
- Write 3 positive things everyday.
I already started doing this last year, got to about April and stopped. I really believe it made a difference and made me begin to look for happy things in my day, which slowly started to change my outlook on life. I stopped doing it when I went through a really bad dip and just never started it back up again so this year that is what I’m going to try and do. It’s also a skill that they teach in DBT so I guess I’m killing two birds with one stone?
- Take pup on longer walks.
I like to think I’m a responsible dog owner, she gets fed, walked, and plenty of cuddles each day. But as she’s a retriever I feel like I should maybe be taking her a little futher every day. She spends most of the walk off lead and chasing a tennis ball so she does get plenty of exercise and she is a super healthy weight. But I think it would benefit us both by extending the length and time of her walks.
- Last but not least – Starting and ending my day by reading.
I want to do this because of two reasons. One, I don’t feel like I read enough and I really want to expand my knowledge and vocabulary. Two, the first and last thing I do every day is go on my phone, so if I can do that then I can read instead.
I would love to know your opinions on my resolutions and maybe the resolutions you’re setting yourself. Lets insipre each other this year. Positivity only in 2019 ❤
With love, Becky.