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New year, new me? I am pretty sure this is the most cliche start to just about every new year. Most of us set out long lists of what we want to achieve most years and it only seems to be a small percentage of us, who actually stick to these goals. Every year I tell myself on January 1st, I am going to lose a huge amount of weight, in an unreasonable time and in ways which for me are just not sustainable. As well as that I’ll tell myself this will be the year I will go to the gym 5 times a week, along with getting more of a social life. It’s only this year, it’s become crystal clear to me, it’s impossible to live this way. Setting unreasonable goals for yourself, which you are likely to fail at, is a bit like self-sabotage. So this year, I am doing it differently, I am not claiming to be a whole new me, or even close. More like an improved version of myself. The ‘old me’ was great, however, the new me can be even better.
I am not setting unreasonable goals, more like things I’d like to achieve but these don’t even just have to be in the year twenty eighteen, these can be anytime I can make these happen. These goals range from massive life-changing ones to small tips to live a happier life. I thought I’d share some of these goals with you today and hopefully inspire you to set some of your own goals. Remember you can start fresh at any time and it is not limited to January 1st. You do you, and you do what you want to do.
My ‘Small’ Goals List:
In reality, no goals are actually small, a lot of them, even the ‘easiest’ ones can be difficult to maintain. But these will be ones I am pushing for this year. Taking better care of myself is a huge one for me, as someone who has struggled with mental illness for as long as they can remember, as well as issues with weight I was neglecting self-care and being kind to myself. Towards the end of 2017, I started to treat myself better, it’s simple things for me, like treating myself to a haircut every six weeks, and getting some of the best hair products like Moroccan oil around and using face masks on the regular. Acne has been a huuuuge deal for me since I was around 11 years old, it comes and goes, but when it’s here, it’s bad. I’ve seen a variety of options online for acne removal and other issues people may be seen as flaws, see here more details. Murad seems to be the only skincare that works well on my skin, and despite being fairly pricey, it’s something I am willing to invest in. Having good skin makes me feel good.
Do more social things is another one I want to get nailed down soon. I am a huge fan of staying in the house and an even bigger fan of staying in bed. The idea of going out with my friends is often hard, I don’t really drink and can find it hard to socialise, but hiding away isn’t going to make it any better. So my aim is to try to go out, when I am invited out by my friends, instead of going into panic mode and wanting to hide out. Try saying yes, it’s ok to say no sometimes of course it is. However, I will try to make the effort to do more.