First things first, Happy New Year to you all! I’ve seen so many ‘2016 goals’ posts that I wanted to join in with my own twist.
At the back of my mind healthy eating and exercising were resolutions I had hoped to follow (like the majority of the female population) but, I realised that it’s more difficult than you think to implement goals that are so unlikely for me to succeed at!
2015 was full of some great successes that I hope to continue this year. Although, there have been some been some things I would have liked to have done better. Instead of making a long list of hopeless and pretty much impossible resolutions, I’ve decided that three smaller goals will hopefully be a better idea for a better 2016…
1. Hone down on procrastination
Over the Christmas holidays I was sent a tonne of work to do. Here’s my to do list..
– reading pack
– language change/acquisition notes
– re-shoot opening sequence, get close-ups of nature and trees
– essay on Les Mis 😦
– 1000 word evaluation
– extend project
– 3000 word essay
– ideas for project
-complete January edition
Out of all that I have wrote a few notes for English and re-shot my Media production. Only leaving myself two days to complete the rest!!
This year I would like to not leave things to the last minute and that doesn’t just go for A-levels. I would like to get organised for in all aspects of my life. Especially when it comes to birthdays or celebrations.
This Christmas I tried my best not to wrap presents. There is something about the combination of sticky tape and cheap paper that don’t mix well. I can never manage to successfully wrap a present. So much so, I usually just put stuff in a bag or just stuff it with tissue paper… I need to stop that!
2. Worry less…
I worry about everything!! From stepping on the cracks on the pavement, to not reaching the end of a pavement before a car. It sounds bizarre, but in my head it makes sense. I have little ideas in my head, for example: if I can walk to the end of the road before the car in slow moving traffic then something good will happen (usually I have something in my head like I will drink green tea instead of breakfast tea). It’s usually silly things, that help me make decisions, not usually anything serious.
I think I put too much pressure on myself to do something, that sometimes I mess it up completely. In 2016, I would like to reduce the pressure and worry and enjoy life – live life on the edge! *waves arms in the air like I just don’t care*
3. Create small, but achievable goals
In my head I have so many things I want to do. I say I will learn to drive, get a job, win the lottery etc. Just generic things, but it’s not that quick or easy to achieve these goals. I will create small goals like take a driving lesson, search for a car online or find jobs in a specific field and perfect my CV.
Last month I interviewed Richard Bainbridge, a local chef and this was the advice he gave me:
“If you’ve got a goal, don’t let anyone get in the way of it. You have to be so driven for what you want and you have to be respectful to people on the way because you never know when you might need them again.
No one is going to hand it to you on a plate, so you’ve got to work hard. The minute somebody says you can’t do it, especially when it’s something I really want, I go out and prove people wrong every single day and that’s why I do what I do today.”
I think his idea is so right. No one is going to hand it to you on a place, you’ve got to get there yourself at a steady rate.
I don’t want to give myself too many goals if not I won’t achieve them! What are the chances I even stick to these goals….
…Bring on 2016! Thanks for reading moonshines,