Twenty Nineteen. It’s now January 2019, the time when reflection is at its most popular and those “2019 is going to be my year” Facebook posts are doing the rounds.
I’m not going to sit here and write another one of those detailed “why 2018 sucked” or “here’s a list of resolutions that I’ll never stick to” posts. I did that last year and inevitably, I didn’t stick to them (shock horror).
Instead, this year I’m going to write something in support of those who, like me, want to make those changes but also kind of suck at doing so. I’m devoting my time to learning. Learning how I can make this year work better for me and learning how to eventually make those changes and stick to them.
It might not work out, but it also might so here’s to trying and here’s to 2019.
Here’s what I’m focusing on to help guide me to my goals:
The amazing ladies who write over at The Pool are some of my biggest inspirations for letting myself roll with the punches, in terms of doing what’s best for me this year. Their ‘no bullshit’ response to every trouble you’ve ever had as a woman is exactly what I need rolling into my inbox at 7:30 am every day to keep me focused, grounded and less ignorant to the world I live in.
I’ve followed Anna for as long as I can remember and she’s one of the main reasons I got into blogging. She is just one of the sweetest ladies to ever grace the YouTube and blogging community. Her keen eye for organisation, fashion and her streamlined lifestyle has always felt so comforting and inspiring to me, she’s definitely one to follow if one of your goals is to learn to be more organised. She’s even brought out a book, ‘An Edited Life’ which is effectively a manual on how to lead a more organised, stress-free life.
Taking time for my mental health and wellbeing is something that definitely slipped under the radar last year so I’m going to try and focus a little extra time on learning how to cope with everyday stresses and anxieties. Headspace is an app for guided meditation, packed with sessions fit for everything from mindfulness and stress to sports and sleep, it’s perfect for when you need to take 10 minutes to compose yourself. My fave is the ‘noting’ exercise. Plus, if you have a student premium account on Spotify, you get Headspace included in your subscription.
I waste so much time scrolling through social media, looking at the same posts for hours and it’s getting a little tedious, to be honest. Since the new IOS update lets you see what your daily screentime is it’s even more obvious that I spend far too much time on my phone. With that in mind, I want to find more ways to entertain myself that don’t involve scrolling and double tapping and fall back in love with reading. I’m not going to set myself a goal of reading so many books by the end of the year, just pick one up whenever I feel the need to scroll for no reason.