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In the theme of my birthday, I’ve decided to set some goals for next year. Reflecting on my achievements of last year made me realise that I really didn’t achieve much last year. Like barely anything. It’s partly to do with the fact I finally settled down in a ‘proper’ job so it took away all my time and partly to do with the fact that I’ve been lost.
This year, I’ve decided to be proactive (basically just so I have more achievements to wow you with next year) and set a list of goals and targets to smash before my next birthday.
- Get a tattoo. I’ve been planning about 4 for 5 years but something always stops me from doing it. I have no idea what it is but it’s time to do something I’ve been wanting to do for years.
- Go travelling by myself (even if it is to another UK city for a couple of days)
- Write 100 blog posts. I’m about about 50 so far, I’m still debating whether this means total 150 or 100 but I guess I’ll decide next year when it’s time to judge! 😉
- Hit my savings target. As long as I pay in monthly and don’t overspend otherwise, this should be an easy one.
- Ignore idiots. Another easy one, I’ve got to stop letting stupid people get to me.
- Read at least a book a month (hoping to annihilate this one really)
- Actually start blogging properly – I love it and have neglected it for no good reason
- Start learning a language. I don’t have to be amazing at it but it’s a useful skill to have and I’m sick and tired of English speaking laziness.
- Start having piano lessons. This is something I keep putting off because it is quite expensive but it is something I did as a child and I regret giving it up.
- Raise money for charity
- Spend a day volunteering
- Commit to yoga class once a week. I’ve just started going and I absolutely love it so I will definitely make it part of my regular routine.
- Keep my plants alive.
- Have some festivals booked. Basically I won’t be able to afford any this year but I am 100% going to next year!
- Spend more time outside
- Work on my self-esteem/confidence
- Be a better friend. Sometimes my anxiety makes me worry about sending a reply in case it’s boring or annoying and sometimes this stops me from contacting people in the first place. I’m going to work hard on this. I have amazing friends who understand this though so it’s a pressure from myself to do better.
- Have more vegetarian days. It’s something I do without thinking but I would like to be more mindful of this.
- Take packed lunches to work regularly – good for the environment, my purse and my belly.
- Get comfortable in my body with good food and healthy routines.
- Learn self-discipline. I’m so tired of being angry with myself for constantly procrastinating and not doing the things I planned to do or fucking up my diet for the day because of a 2 second temptation.
- Forget who I should be and who I want to be, and just be for a little while. I think it’s so easy to get wrapped up in things on social media that I constantly worry about the way I will be perceived rather than doing things because I want to.
- Reduce clutter in both my room and my life.
- Practise kindness everyday. It might sound silly, but I’ve already started smiling at people when I’m walking to work. That is a tiny act that I can grow from.
- Create mindmaps more often. I always forget now I’m not at uni but this has always been one of my favourite ways to plan and learn. Bringing it back, Mindnode Lite. 🙂
- Remember that it’s always the second thought that counts.
Wow, that was easy to start and very difficult to finish. I really hope I can achieve a lot of these. I’ll update you on my next birthday – in fact I think I’m going to print this off and stick it somewhere I can see it everyday.