The 1st January is now upon us and a new year is beginning.
With a new year comes new year’s resolutions and I want to try to stick to some. I am one of those people who will start off having good intentions, changing how I want my life to be, but nothing ever works out. I think I set expectations that are too high. However, that will not be the case for 2018.
Similarly to my reading goals, which will be up in a couple of days, I want to make sure any resolutions are flexible and easily manageable. I feel that life is just going to be as up and down as it was in 2017, so having that flexibility is important. Secondly, if I keep them to a minimum then I can throw all my concentration onto them and not needlessly worry.
So, resolution time.
1. Set aside an hour each day for both French and Spanish.
Languages need keeping up if you don’t use them and mine are very badly neglected. It’s time to get back into them, whether that be reading, listening or watching anything in said languages.
2. No tablets, computers or technology past 7:00pm.
There are many reasons why I’m implementing this, but the one that matters the most to me is that I want to give my eyes a break from looking at a screen. If I want to read, then I’ll read a physical book, if I want to write, I’ll use pencil and paper, and then if I don’t want to do any of those things then I can use that time for knitting or puzzles, or actually communicating with my family! It will also be healthy for my sleeping pattern as well as my poor eyesight!
3. Keep things tidy and organised.
This is what it says on the tin. I can be messy, all over the place, and when that builds up, my bad side rears its ugly head. If I re-teach myself to be organised, to put things away, to keep on top of things then I might regain the patience I used to pride myself on having. It’s important for me to not get too frustrated and irritated because then people around me feel that energy and things go south very quickly. My family is not one that keeps calm very easily and if I can relearn that patience by just changing my habits, then our environment is a little less volatile and anxious.
I am leaving it there. Three is a manageable number. It’s a small and easy number. I say the words ‘small’ and ‘easy’ but knowing me, these resolutions are anything but. They take motivation, determination, tenacity and I need to find that again. I hope I do because then I might feel less anxious about things when they happen.
Anyway, I don’t want to ramble on too much so there we go.
Are you making any resolutions for 2018?
Do you think you’ll stick to them?
Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!