New Years Resolutions 2018

I make new years resolutions every year, most of the time they don’t stick but it’s worth a shot right?

I made another post about this last year for my 2017 resolutions which you can read here if you’re interested. I mentioned in this post that I wanted to be able to look back on this year and be proud of things I have accomplished and I really am proud of myself. Super cringey, I know.

I think this year I’ve really grown up a lot as a person and I’m a lot more sure of myself than I was at the beginning of 2017. I’m not gonna talk crap and say how I’m a totally different person because I’m not. I’m a lot more confident and happier with myself which is a good achievement.

Find a new hobby:

I know blogging counts as a hobby but I want to do something else with my time too. I’m leaning towards starting scrap booking or photography because I think I would have a lot of fun with that and be creative with it. I’m less inclined to attempt to take up a sport or musical instrument as a hobby because I just don’t think I will enjoy it a lot.

Travel as much as possible:

I think I’ve mentioned in a previous blog post about my trips to Bali and Sri Lanka this year so that is some pretty big travel plans. There are loads of little road trips I want to do at home in the Highlands as well, so when I say travel I don’t mean it necessarily has to be across the globe. I would like to explore my own country a bit more too.

Join the gym:

I think that is the famous last words of many people coming into the new year. I’ve been determined to join the gym at my uni but I was too poor for a good few months. When I did have the money, it was December and I was about to go on a 6 week holiday from the uni so it seemed pointless to start paying for it then. I really want to find a type of exercise I really enjoy and don’t totally hate. Also want to get into a better shape by the time my holidays come around.

Save as much money as possible:

Not gonna lie I have been pretty careless with my money at uni – always spending too much on going out for food and doing far too much shopping. I’m gonna create a budget plan for myself to try and stick to and also hopefully find a job down in Glasgow too. Nobody likes being skint so I’m going to try and be a bit more sensible this year.

Read a book per month:

Towards the end of 2017 I was getting into a better habit of this by reading a little bit of one of my books every day. I have shelves full of unread books in my room and I want to start making my way through them. I think setting myself this target of one book per month will be a really helpful way of getting back into reading and enjoying it more. I feel like when you get reading that you hate at uni it really puts you off reading for fun too.

Eat my 5 a day:

I used to be really good at this and eating super healthy. However now I’m definitely not. This year I really want to take better care of myself through exercising and eating better. Having 5 different fruits/veggies a day is a good little goal to encourage myself to eat better.

So these are my new year resolutions for 2018 and I hope I can stick to them. I’ve tried to keep them quite basic and vague so they are achievable rather than have some ridiculous goal. What’s your new years resolutions? Hope you enjoyed reading this post.

Siobhan x

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New Year Resolutions 

I am aware this post is one week late, and I have no excuse for this other than the fact I have been so busy I’ve neglected my blog. At the beginning of 2016 I didn’t set any new year resolutions, but this year I’m going too. As I have spent the run up to New Years Eve reflecting on the past year I realised that I have done nothing really, my year was totally average and boring. So in my resolutions this year, I hope to change that so when it comes round to NYE again I can be proud of accomplishing something.

Stop procrastinating: 

In school I was always procrastinating and putting off things I really should have been doing. This habit has followed me out of school and I need to break it. In order to be successful and accomplish the things I need done I have to stop procrastinating, and start doing.

Travel more: 

I am already starting off this New Years resolution good as at the beginning of February I am moving to Australia for six months. During my trip, I want to travel to Bali, Fiji and either Hawaii or New Zealand. I have a serious case of wanderlust so travelling is always going to be one of my resolutions each year.

Read more:

I used to be obsessed with books and reading when I was younger, then decided I grew out of it. I constantly find myself bored playing on my phone when watching TV or some movies, but when you’re engrossed in a book nothing should take your eyes off the paper. My 31 hours of travelling to Sydney will be a good way to start this resolution.

Be more positive:

For those who know me, know I am a pretty negative and sarcastic person. Now I know these are qualities people like to avoid in their friends, it’s not nice to have someone around who always looks on the down side or is harsh. I think my negative attitude is the reason why I missed out so much last year, so now I’m going to try and change and be someone more positive.

Save more money:

I am already pretty good at this one, I have a rainy day fund and money saved for when I’m older too. I’m adding this one so that when I’m off jetting around these countries I don’t forget that I need to put money aside too in case of emergencies, and just so that I don’t end up completely broke.

That’s all my resolutions, hope you all enjoyed reading.

Siobhan x