I love the feeling that comes with the start of a new year. The chance to start again with a clean slate.
I haven’t got any resolutions as I won’t stick to them but there are things I want to change and skills I want to learn this year. I considered doing the one second a day video project but I just don’t want anything that will cause me stress and as I was unsure to start with there is now way I would have seen it through, same goes for weekly photo projects, I just don’t stick at them.
There are some things that I feel really passionately about changing and that I’ve already made a pretty good start on. Firstly is to be more organised. I’m sick of forgetting to do things, leaving things until the last minute and feeling stressed because my mind is drowning in all the things I have to do.
I feel so much more relaxed and happy when my life is organised so I’ve been doing all the things that I never got around to last year. I picked up a new laptop yesterday and in the process of moving all my photos over I am deleting old albums. I’ve also backed up all my invoices, and put all my favourite websites in lists.
I’ve made a chart for my blog posts to remind me which social networks I’ve shared them on and how many times.
And a huge one for me is that I’ve finally got around to meal planning, and I haven’t just done one week but six! Doing it every week is something I would struggle with but knowing that I don’t have to worry about what to cook for six weeks makes me feel so good. I’ve also done the shopping lists to go with each week so all I need to do is buy the food, and cook it obviously 😉 I have a post coming up and the meals I’ve chosen for anyone who’s interested, I love looking at other people’s meal plans!
Secondly I want to focus on the positives and stop worry / comparing so much. I have a habit of finding something to worry about and letting it take over my thoughts too much, it’s something that I would love to change.
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I also want to be more positive when it comes to myself and my blogs. Someone sent me a message the other day to let me know that I inspire them to be creative, reading it made me so happy. Sometimes I worry that I get on people’s nerves with my blog link sharing and I start comparing myself to others and feeling like everything I do is a big pile of rubbish but when this happens I want to snap myself out of it quickly and remind myself of the positive feedback from people. I know it shouldn’t matter what anyone thinks and I do blog for myself but it’s so nice to hear that people enjoy something you work so hard on.
Something that I know I need to work on but that I don’t feel particularly motivated about is doing
more any exercise. I really want to get fit and tone up but find that if I don’t exercise first thing in the morning then it just won’t happen but I somehow never get around to it in the morning. I want to start doing the 30 day shred every other day as it’s quick and I can do it at home but despite my best intentions I haven’t started yet!
And lastly I want to learn lots of new crafts. Knitting, weaving and crochet are all on the list and I’ve already mastered the basics of knitting and created my first weaving / weave?! Both things are very enjoyable and addictive and I like the fact I can do them on the sofa in the evenings. If you are interested in my progression or in my other craft projects then it’s all over on www.letsdosomethingcrafty.com.
Happy New Year!
What are your goals / plans / resolutions?