Guys, warning. This might be a bit of a deep one.
I’m not quite sure yet though, we’ll see how it goes.
New year is a weird time isn’t it? I mean, I’m not one for making new year’s resolutions and going for the whole “new year, new me” thing but a fresh 365 does kind of give me a renewed sense of motivation.
A kind of, “LET’S DO THIS SHIT” attitude where you feel like most things are possible.
For me, this has been accentuated this year by a really sad event in my life. Sadly, my Grandad passed away just before Christmas and it was his funeral after new year. A lot of tears have been shed and a lot of happy memories shared. The timing and combination of my dear Grandad’s funeral and the new year though has got me thinking a lot about life.
Yep, I said this could get deep. 2am-been-drinking-since-dinner kinda deep.
Am I doing what I want to be doing? Am I being a kind enough person? Am I being thoughtful enough to those around me? Am I happy? Am I being honest with myself? Am I the person now who I would want people to remember?
How can I be more of the person I want to be?
I think we’re all on some sort of journey of constant self-improvement but this year, I want to be more mindful of how I’m actually making myself into the person I want to be.
To do that I have to think about my job, my family, friends, the food I eat, and the actions I take in life.
These are all important things to me and in 2018, I’m going to take things step by step and make an effort to ensure all these aspects make me the person I want to be.
So I’m going to try and improve my photography and create more informative blog posts for you guys. I’m also going to put more effort into promoting this content.
That means sending little packages or letters to my buddies on the other side of the world. Yes, a Facebook message is good but there are other ways I can keep our friendship alive.
I started playing netball last year but I’m determined to make yoga a part of my weekly routine. I’ll also be going on more walks and showing you guys the cool adventures I’ve found! Yorkshire is a great place and I think it’s about time I go explore it on foot.
I mean, I don’t eat bad at all but I want to be more conscious about what I’m putting into my body. Also, I want to eat a bigger variety of food rather than just the few faithful meals I cook week in, week out.
Sleep defeats me. It takes me ages to get to sleep and I often don’t sleep the whole night through. Who knows why but I’m determined to crack it by trying to go to bed more relaxed.
Who knows if I’ll ever do this but I want to read more informative pieces, good books, and exciting blog posts. Reading is a great way of learning and I feel I didn’t do as much of that as I should have done in 2017.
Okay, that wasn’t totally 2am deep conversation territory but the phrase “how can I be more of the person I want to be” will be kept at the back of my mind throughout the year. And if it doesn’t make me happy, I’m going to do something to change it.
What do you do to make yourself the person you want to be? Let me know in the comments below!