I'm so sorry this took so long! I’ve just been feeling really unmotivated lately. Plus I almost had it finished yesterday when Sherlock came on. Sherlock is life so I'm only a little bit sorry for not posting yesterday.
Anyway, I'm here now to share with you my 2014 New Years Resolutions. I know they’re a bit late but let's all just pretend that it's still the 5th January okay? Okay.
I've made resolutions in the past but they’ve always been a bit silly or I've not stuck to them (whoops). But this year I've made my resolutions and I’m going to stick to them, because they’re all things I really want to focus on.
These are my 'Big Goals'. I have lots of other little things that I want to accomplish but my resolutions are ones that mean the most to me.
1. Just say yes.
This, for me, is my absolute most important resolution. I can be quite a shy, nervous person. There's a lot of things that I shy away from or just won't do because the idea of doing it terrifies me. An example of this is school. In a lot of lessons I won't put my hand up or get involved in class discussions, because I just cant bring myself to raise my hand. It's one of those things that makes me annoyed afterwards, because it shouldn’t be so difficult. I’m hoping that this resolution will encourage me to be more outgoing, even if it is just small things like getting more involved in school.
2. Stop letting silly things bother you.
This is another pretty important one for me. I'm the kind of person that takes everything to heart. Someone's passing comment can have me awake at night worrying, and it's not particularly enjoyable. For this reason, I’m going to learn to brush things off. On the other end of the stick, I'm going to focus more on thinking before I speak, because I would hate for something that I say to be taken in the wrong way, and my mind often lacks a filter.
3. Remember the little things.
I'm just going to come out and say it. I have a dreadful memory. Like, really really bad. It's a real shame because I always forget the little things like fun days out with my friends.
I’m going to start taking more pictures, because I barely ever use my camera, and I’m going to make a '2014 memories jar'. My friend Georgia did this for 2013 and I thought it was such a good idea. Now I just need to think of some way to decorate it! I also may start a diary, but any attempts at this before haven’t been too good, so I'm not putting too much faith in the idea.
4. Organise yourself.
I'm possibly the least organised person in the world. With my GCSEs coming up this year and next, I want to organise my time better, revise, get homework done, finish last-years-media-coursework (oops) and just generally sort my self out. I plan on doing this in a few ways; I’m going to get some kind of weekly organiser/filofax, and I’m going to put my whiteboards and cork-boards to use. Lists help me a lot, so I’m going to start carrying my little flippy notepad around to remind me of, well, just about everything (like I said, awful memory).
5. Do stuff.
I have absolutely no hobbies. I'm really bad at keeping them up because I lack the time and energy and motivation and more often than not the money. One of my goals this year is to start one or more hobbies and actually stick at it. I made myself a list (I love lists) of some things I'd like to try.
- As I mentioned before I want to try and take a lot more photos and use my camera more.
- I want to start sewing again. I've made a couple of little things in the past, but when my sister left for Uni she took her sewing machine with her. I want to get back into crafting and making, because it's something I really enjoy.
- Scrap-booking is another thing I’d really like to try this year. After browsing Pinterest it looks like something really fun that I could get into if I had some supplies and a bit of creativity.
- Finally, I want to start cooking more. I do bake quite a bit, but I generally stick to the same few recipes (another one of the reasons I haven’t posted one in a while, sorry!) I want to branch out and try cooking more savoury dishes alongside cakes.
I’m really excited for my resolutions this year. I'm going to print them on pretty paper and hang and frame them on my bedroom wall so I don’t forget them.
Do you have any resolutions for this year? Or have you cheated on your 'no chocolate' rule already? ;)
Happy (belated) New Year!
Love, Shay. xo