I woke up on New Year’s Day adamant that I wasn’t going to ‘follow the mob’ and post about the resolutions I had made (and will probably continue to make) for myself this year. I quickly changed my tune when I realised that I need some form of accountability otherwise I occasionally lack the motivation.
One of my favourite bloggers has a resolution to enjoy the little things. This is essentially the same thing that I want to do. I have a lot of things that I enjoy doing, but I never seem to have enough time to do them. Isn’t that always the case?
I’m moving to Auckland in a couple of months, and, like I said in a previous post, I want my ‘theme’ for 2015 to be adventure. I haven’t been to Auckland a whole lot, much less the campus that I’m transferring to, so I’m determined to find ‘my place’ in the city.
My resolutions for the New Year:
- Be a ‘morning person’. I am a morning person, but I’m a lazy morning person. I troll the internet, mentally plan my day or recheck emails that I had replied to the day before. I would like to become an ‘active’ morning person. I would like to be out of bed by a certain hour and doing something productive with my day.
- Read one book per month that is not college reading material. This is pretty obvious. I am a bookworm. I have read hundreds, if not thousands, of books in my lifetime, and going to college has hurt this. I want to rediscover my love of reading, so I am determined to find time to ‘read for fun’ again.
- Less coffee, more green tea. Again, this one is pretty self-explanatory. I quite like green tea, but I never drink enough of it. I also have a pretty bad caffeine habit that I need to shake. Seriously, I’m 90% sure four or more cups of coffee is not okay.
- Be more active. This doesn’t mean that I have to join a gym, it just means that I want to make the conscious choice to move more.
- Explore. I saw someone who said that she wants to explore a new place every month and I think that’s a glorious idea. I want to explore a new place every couple of weeks in Auckland. The idea is that I’ll just walk around until I find a café or I’ll just get in my car and drive (with my GPS in case I get lost).
- Get involved. I’ve gone two years without getting involved in college ‘extra curriculars’ and I’ve decided that I want this to change. I talked about attempting a toastmaster’s course, but I might join a communication club or something that will set me up for networking in the future. I don’t know what it will be or when I will do it, but I want to be a part of college life.
So, as you can see, there aren’t any really ‘specific’ resolutions on my list. I didn’t want them to be specific nor do I need them to be. I want to be able to feel like I’m working towards something without the pressure of having a certain expectation hanging over my head. New Year’s resolutions can feel like the kiss of death when you’re halfway through the year and already tired, but I am determined to not let that happen to me this year. All of my ‘resolutions’ are things that I can incorporate easily (more or less) into my everyday life, so I don’t have an excuse for not making them happen!
I’ll write an update when we’re halfway through the year (or sooner) and tell you how they are going! What are some resolutions of yours? Do you set resolutions or do you forgo the tradition?