Hello January! Wait, what- where are you going, January? Januaaaarryyyy???
We’re over three weeks into the year, and I’ve only just sat down to think about how I want the rest of it to go- please tell me I’m not alone in this? Next thing I know, February will be crashing down on us, and then it will almost be Winter, and then Christmas again. Stop the world, I want to get off!
In case you can’t tell, I have a tendency for anxiety…
While I’m pretty happy with my 2017 goals in regards to my career, personal finances, and physical health, by the end of last year, my mental health was a big, slobbering mess. I was snippy, exhausted, and prone to very expensive online shopping hauls, which I would immediately regret and end up returning. The worst bit is that when I came back from a lovely, relaxing Christmas break and swung open the door to my heavenly little flat, all of those stresses and anxieties came flooding back again- almost as if my body was gearing up for another year of the same routine.
Not if I have something to say about it!
And so I’m publicly announcing my most important goal for the year.
2018 is the year that I look after me.
I’m going to go the the movies, alone and frequently.
I’m going to read more real books, and less Buzzfeed articles.
I’m going to learn to control my technology, so that my technology isn’t in control of me.
I’m going to take trips out to nature, where I stare at nothing but green until I’m ready to go home.
I’m going to learn to calm all of the chaos in my mind, so that I can discover what really matters to me.
And you know what? I’m pretty sure that after all of that, I’m going to discover that I’ve managed to kick that pants off all of my other goals as well. Who’s with me?