I am redoing my New Year’s Resolutions. I know what you’re thinking – IT’S MARCH. However, the expectations that I had for myself were outrageous due to my lifestyle and the state of my mental health. So, I have decided to start over. I don’t have to wait until next year, I can start right now. As the cliche goes, “there is no time like the present.”
If you go back to my original post ( twenty-eighteen goals ), you will see that many of my goals were quite specific. I am altering these goals, they are as follows:
- Read something everyday. Any page length, any length of time, just read something – even if it’s just for class.
- Read 50 books this year. So far I am on track for this; however, if I am unable to complete this goal, I won’t be angry at myself.
- Write at least 1 blog post a week. I hope to do more, but this is the bare minimum.
- Begin writing a book (can be a poetry collection, short story collection, novella, or novel). There is no set way in which to start doing this, I simply need to start.
- Continue with journaling, and try different things in the journal. I want to use my journal to plan and do art; overall, I want the journal to be an accurate representation of my life.
- Start a YouTube channel. This is something that may or may not happen, depending on how my schedule is. Currently it is much easier to blog, so that’s what I’m doing, but I am hoping to branch out.
- Work on my health (both physical and mental). I have already started on this: I was put on anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medication, I have started journaling, and I have a gym membership. However, I need to actually go to the gym and I need to develop a healthier diet.
- Spend less pointless time on social media. I went two days without my phone for a class, and I think being off social media may help my mental health some, so this is something that I really want to try more.
- Stay on top of class work. I’ve been really good about that this semester, and hope to continue with to do so.
- Save money / spend less money. My paychecks have been pretty small this year, so after paying bills there isn’t a whole lot to spend… Does that count as spending less, since there is nothing to spend?
So, starting in April, these will be my main goals. I hope that this time around I am able to stick to them, but if I happen to slip again, I hope that I keep trying and don’t give up.