So it’s that time of the year where you’ll see a lot of New Year Goals posts and I’ll admit to posting a couple of those in the past, but this year I’m doing something a bit different.
2018 was a weird year for me, I’d say it was neither good nor bad. It was just there, a year of my life I spent not really knowing how I felt. It’s actually really hard to explain how I found the year, because I don’t really know myself.
I don’t think I really showed much emotion throughout the whole year. I certainly didn’t laugh as much, but on the other hand I don’t think I cried either (which is unusual for me). I think I spent the year in what I’d describe as a really weird state. I think the reason for this is down to anxious feelings and although I didn’t notice it at the time, when I look back at the year I come to realise I was just existing for the majority of it and not actually experiencing the normal ups and downs.
Truth is – I don’t want to be repeating myself at the back end of 2019.
I want to be able to say YES to things and enjoy the journey, rather than constantly wishing the time to pass so I can hop back into my bed where I feel safe and comfortable. I’m a really outgoing girl and recently I feel my anxiety has stopped me from being me, which I find really uncomfortable to accept.
So for 2019 my one aim or goal if you like is to BE HAPPY.
I’ve realised in life if there is one thing that gets you through, and that is by being happy. I understand I will not be able to be happy 100% of the time as things do get in the way and this is inevitable, but wherever possible, I want to be happy. There are a list of things I am going to try and do to make me a happier person and therefore life a more fulfilling life.
- Make more time for myself
- Go for long fresh walks either on my own or with my dog and boyfriend
- Let go of negative experiences
- Give more compliments (not only to other people by to myself)
- Phone my family and friends more
- Clear clutter from my home
- Not taking life too seriously
- Eat greener and healthier
- Learn to say no
- But also say yes more when I want to
- Let go of social media before bed and read to clear my mind
These are just some of the things I want to adopt in 2019. I hope to live a happier life this year and genuinely enjoy everything I’m doing.
What are your goals for this year? Drop me a comment to let me know, I’d love to hear!