Happy 2016!

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a fantastic New Years Eve and are not too tired this morning… I’m sure most of us are or have been thinking about the kinds of resolutions we’d like to keep this year and I’m no different. I know some are firmly against creating new years resolutions but I honestly think that they do help steer people in a positive direction, encouraging them to make their lives the best it can possibly be. As it’s such a popular topic of discussion in January, I thought that it would be a good idea to dedicate some blog posts to looking at goal setting and positivity so that we can all start the new year with a bang!

First off, in this particular post, I want to share the resolutions that I have set myself for the new year. They are all personal goals, but range from different aspects in my life, whether its university, my blog or well being. I hope that by writing them down, I’m more inclined to stick to them so that I can review them at the end of this year! Here they are:

1. To stay on top of my degree workload.

Procrastination is the devil. Doing an English degree means lots of reading which can be very difficult to keep up with as texts change every week! I’ve set this resolution with the idea of reading ahead so that I’m not stuck and panicking the night before (an experience which I’m only too familiar with at the moment!)

2. To read more.

You’d think that by studying for an English degree, that I’d do a lot of reading. This is true to some extent, but I actually don’t get much time to read for myself! I really do want to use this year in order to get back into leisure reading – I actually can’t remember the last time I read for pleasure, so this is a resolution well needed at this point.

3. To post on my blog at least three times a week.

At the moment, my blogging schedule is Monday, Wednesday and Friday, which is a pattern I have fallen into and enjoy. I’m going to try and keep it that way, and maybe throw in a challenge where I blog every day for a month during the summer (but that’s thinking very far ahead!)

4. To take care of my body.

This is of course the cliche ‘eat clean and exercise’ resolution, but I feel that by wording it ‘taking care of myself’ is better. It makes it an incentive, something that I really want to do and by eating natural foods and getting in regular workouts, I will certainly be doing that. There are lots of new foods that I’m desperate to try as well – so a mini resolution would be to try new cuisine and find new dishes that I enjoy!

5. To take each day as it comes.

I’m very bad when it comes to stress. I can stress about things that haven’t even happened yet very easily – so it made sense to set this goal – so I can focus on twenty four hours at a time and relax. Planning is also part of this resolution. I want to plan each day and stick to it, and that should help with the stress enormously!

What are your New Year’s resolutions?

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