Well hello everybody! I’m back. My last post was in August last year and I know that is shocking but heres the thing I could make so many excuses about why I didn’t make any more blog posts last year but I’m going to be real with you. I GOT LAZY, I could say that I ran out of blog posts ideas but we all know there are so many tools out there to help us when we get writers block. In 2017 towards the end I became very lazy but I’m back and I’m ready to make a proper go at this.
I am going to list what I’m not going to do in 2018 because there are so many things that I want to do and have been wanting to do for years but the following list has held me back from everything which I am sure many of you can relate to so here goes..
- I am not going to fall into counting my calories at any stage this year, for years now I have been slipping back into that and I’ve wasted my life doing so, disagree with me if you please but it didn’t work for me. I am instead going to exercise as much as possible and only do what I enjoy and I’m going to make better food decisions. My goal is to live a healthier lifestyle and me counting calories is not a healthy thing in my opinion but if you do that and it works for you then that’s wonderful but it’s a toxic habit for me.
2.I am under no circumstances going to let my anxiety win this year, all of last year I battled with my anxiety and I let it stop me from experiencing new things and I in return missed out on so many amazing opportunities. This lady once said at a conference that I went to that “We often jump back into hiding behind anxiety because it’s our comfort zone and it’s all we know and it’s our excuse to not push ourselves harder”. So this year I am going to be jumping out of my comfort zone. I am doing well so far, yesterday I went to the river and I loved it, I almost stayed home because I was nervous but I am so glad that I didn’t because I had a wonderful day with family. Also yesterday I drove a car that was different from my own and it sounds silly but I was so nervous about it because I am so used to my tiny car but I felt so proud after I did it and it wasn’t bad at all. Apparently I was very natural at it so there ya go.
3. The third thing that I will not be doing in 2018 is assuming the worst of people, I lost track how many times last year I had my husband say to me that I always assumed the worst of people and it wasn’t a nice feeling at all. Nobody feels great when they assume the worst of people it goes without saying. Why do we slip back into it so easily? I attempted some research on it and I couldn’t find anything but I was also the kid where my mum would tell me to look for something and I couldn’t find it but she’d take a minute and would find it. If you have some research on it please let me know about it down in the comments because I would love to know more about it. Assuming the worst of other people is such a common thing and I bet that everybody has slipped into doing it at least once in their lives but my goal this year is to recognize when I’m doing it and train my brain into not doing it. Everyone has their own paths that they’ve walked and we aren’t called to judge others.
4. The internet is no longer going to consume my every waking moment this year, last year I became very obsessed and all I’d do with every spare moment I had was scroll through websites like Instagram and Facebook and would subconsciously compare my life to others lives, especially celebrities and youtubers. This time was wasted when I should have been using my time more productively like achieving last years goal of reading ten books, getting housework done and planning blog posts. This year I will use the internet for blogging, supporting other bloggers and only when necessary, after I’ve written and published this blog post I am going to go and read the book that I’ve been trying to finish for months. Not being chained to the internet feels so freeing and I totally recommend it.
5. Gone are the days where I take the easy way out, in the paragraph about anxiety I mentioned that I was using my anxiety as an excuse to get out of doing things that I thought would be hard and it was definitely the easy way out. I was lacking in my responsibilities because I was opting to take the easy way out and I am not going to do that this year. I let so many people down last year because of me being lazy and I felt horrible about it. I will be working harder in all of my responsibilities and I am going to be thankful for them and trust that I have been fortunate enough to have been given those opportunities for a reason and that the people who have given them to me trust me enough to do so.
So as you can see it’s going to be a very busy year in terms of me essentially bettering myself in every way and I’m looking forward to it. I would love to know your goals for the year so please let me know in the comments about what you’re going to be getting up to.
Have a lovely day/night 🙂