New Year. I can’t believe we are here again. Every year on January 1st I sit and decide how I am going to change myself for what I believe is better. Now don’t get me wrong, I do think resolutions are a good thing, but only if used responsibly. Every Year, thousands of people vow to lose weight, get fit, stop smoking etc. Six weeks into the year they find themselves right back where they started. Feeling like a complete failure because they put themselves under too much pressure.
I have also been guilty of this in the past myself, and so I decided to take it more seriously this time. I actually sat down and thought about what I had achieved (see next blog post) and how I wanted to build on this. So here goes:
1. Be Kinder to Myself
2017 has been a rocky one to say the least. Many a long night has been spent blaming myself for things I had no control over. I would mull over infinite possibilities of what I could have done differently without considering that it wouldn’t have changed a thing. I also like to put myself down on a regular basis.
Therefore I have decided that I am going to be kinder to myself. Instead of dwelling on things that go wrong I am going to, decide on how I can learn from these situations and celebrate my successes. Every cloud will have a silver lining!
2. Spend more time outdoors
For someone who spends a lot of time talking about how much she loves nature and the countryside, I don’t actually spend much time out in the open air. Therefore I have vowed to spend more time exploring the British countryside. I am going to breathe the fresh air and take in the beautiful sites that surround me and my home. I am going to actually experience what I claim to enjoy, to rediscover my passion for the great outdoors.
3. Craft more
I have a LOT of craft supplies. A. LOT. I do not spend nearly enough time crafting and for a creator this is something I find extremely uncomfortable. I am somewhat of an impatient crafter, choosing to take up smaller projects which I can complete in a session. The feeling of completing a project is very satisfying, and so I vow to complete more projects in order to regain that feeling.
Those are my 3 resolutions. No pressure to change myself, just encourage aspects of my personality and lifestyle I would like to spend more time cultivating.
What are your resolutions for 2018? Let me know in the comments below.