What’s the best time for the first ever blog post than just hours before the 1st of January? Maybe only 1st of January itself. But I really wanted to write something today, something about getting ready for the upcoming 2018. Something that’s going to motivate me whenever I come back to this post in the future. So here they are – things I want to get rid of; habits I want to keep and those I want to build this year; long-term goals and plans. All written down and ready to be achieved in this brand new package of 365 days.
What I want to leave behind in 2017
Tons of sarcasm. I love a good dose of sarcasm but with all honesty – I tend to overuse it and although a lot of my friends seem to enjoy it, I personally don’t. At university, at home, in public and even around people I don’t know too well or even at all – I use it and my (sometimes harsh) sense of humour way too often. I’m not wishing for a complete lack of sarcasm in my life because it’s still a big part of my personality but I’m certain it’s going to be a good change if I set some limits for myself. Binge eating. I tend to overeat. I tend to overeat a little bit too much and a little bit too often. I’m sure I’m not the only one with this problem but what I am also sure of is that I am the only one that can fight with this problem of mine. I want to find ways of overcoming my cravings with well-balanced diet – or lifestyle actually. Procrastination. We’ve all been there. Sitting on a sofa (or bed – even better) and just enjoying this little moment of not doing anything. But what if it lasts and lasts and lasts? For the whole day let’s say? Or even few days? Even though I try to at least read or watch something useful – it’s still not enough. So this year (hopefully) I can say goodbye to some of those days. Not all of them though – we all need a bit of laziness from time to time, don’t we?
Habits to keep or build
Healthy, well-balanced diet. You could probably think that this is way too obvious to be mentioned here but we all like to say it out loud ‘This year I’m going to be healthy’. And I will – I’m going to do my very best to achieve that and I would like to take you on that journey with me. Towards better health and frame of mind.
Be more gentle. This particular resolution is the very reason for my blog’s existence. I want to be more gentle and kind. I want to find more understanding towards other people and less reasons to argue or get angry. I would like this blog to turn into my own diary sometimes; a place where I can write about my success and failure in achieving this goal.
Mindfulness. Meditation and freeing some time for thinking is what I want to do every single day in 2018. I tried it only few times before so I cannot tell what’s the effect for me but having read all the articles I’m willing to see the change that most probably will occur. I am almost 100% sure it will help me in achieving the ‘Be more gentle’ goal too.
Language learning. I like to think of myself as a fast learner when it comes to languages and I intend to make use of it in the upcoming months. I want to read more books in English to improve it even more (my mother tongue is Polish) but mostly I want to focus on French and German. By the end of the year I want to find myself being able to communicate (at least in a very basic way) in these two languages.
Building the web. By ‘the web’ I mean all the opportunities and chances I could get by meeting new people or doing some extra courses and voluntary work. I think that in other words it would be just giving myself some more options by self-improvement or connections I can build.
My list could go on and on but I have this feeling that it would be in a good taste to end it now to not make my first post too long or too boring (if it’s not like that already anyway).
As the last part I would like to wish all of you (coming to a brand new blog of a stranger) an amazing, full of love and success year that’s going to bring joy and beautiful memories to your lives. Come by for some new posts in 2018!