I’ve always made very specific New Years resolutions, and then promptly broken them about a week into January. So this year, I’ve purposely decided to make very vague promises to myself. This way I’ll be more likely to keep them, and less likely to pile tonnes of pressure on myself to try and keep them. So without further ado, here’s what I want to do in 2016:
1// Be Brave.
This isn’t a goal that involves jumping out of an plane or any other heart-thumping, scary activity, but instead it means that I aim to keep putting myself out there. In 2015, I joined a writer’s group, met my AMAZING online CP’s and entered contests — things that I never, ever would have done a year or two ago. In 2016, I want to continue that way. I want to query, however scary that sometimes is. I want to meet more writers, online, or in real life. I want to write freely, without fear!
2// Be Kind to Myself.
This is something I only really started doing in 2015. Being kind to yourself is such an underrated necessity and something that is SO beneficial. In 2016 I want to continue listening to what my body and brain NEEDS –whether that might be a night off from writing, or a good book, or a bubble bath.
3// Exercise and Enjoy.
This is a funny one, because exercise and I have had a odd sort of relationship in the past. I either over do it and pull something, or I don’t exercise for months. That kind of changed last year, when I had a massive injury that meant I couldn’t walk, let alone exercise. I realised how much I missed it, and how much I relied on simply going for a walk for some stress relief. Now I can exercise again, I am over the moon. I am really into Yoga, and boxing and bike riding! So in 2016, I want to enjoy exercise.
Okay, this one is pretty specific, but seriously, I turn 23 in 2016, so I need to get a move on and pass my test before my baby sister turns 17. I am really enjoying learning to drive though, and am taking things slowly, so hopefully, sometime in the next year I will be let loose on the roads.
That’s it for my 2016 goals! I hope you have a fabulous start to the year, and an amazing New Years Eve.