As I said in the last post (2017 Round-up), I promised I’d write a list of my 2018 Resolutions, mainly for me to look back on at the end of the year and as a mini checklist reminder to myself throughout. I also would love to know what your resolutions are, if you have any, if not what you are looking forward to this year. Let’s aim high! 2018 can be ours.
1. Focus on me more! Give myself breaks when I need, but push myself to strive for nothing but the best in all aspects (Uni, Work, Blog, Health & Fitness, Social).
I’ll be aiming to do the best I can at uni, in terms of attendance, grades, work ethic and performance. Work life I’d like to be able to have a set job with hours that work around uni and that also provides enough income to keep me going whilst studying. My blog I hope to get back on a schedule with posts going out every week and also joining in on a twitter chat at least once a week too. Looking after my health has become more apparent to me so going to the gym minimum twice if possibly three times a week (not perfectly set) would benefit me, along side eating a lot more healthily. Socially I’m going to aim to keep up with and in touch with my friends from back home a lot more, even if it’s just a text a day, feel like in my first term at uni this lacked a lot so I’m aiming to pick it back up again.
2. Make more of an effort with Family and Friends (especially those I don’t get to see very regularly).
Being at uni that is 2/3 hours away from home, it is hard to keep up with what’s going on at home unless it’s an occasion (birthdays, holidays etc) so I am hoping to keep up with all my family members back at home, especially when I won’t be going home for a while.
3. Keep control of my finances & budget wisely.
Student finance is shit. Sorry but it is. My allowance I get doesn’t even cover the cost of my accommodation, so each rent payment I have to put a few hundred pounds towards it out of my own money just to make sure I can stay living in my halls. This then means I don’t have any money from the government because they expect my parents to pay the rest (including all living costs, university costs etc) which I think is ridiculous. However, unfortunately this just means I need to find a stable job with enough money to fund my ‘living at uni’ costs, which at the moment I am working 3 different jobs, with very different hours and pay just so I can bring in more cash to live from.
4. Smile more.
This won’t be a hard one I hope, I do smile a lot anyway as I feel that if you don’t then we’re just walking around in a world full of dull zombies glued to our phones/tablets. Showing one smile to someone who you aren’t close to (e.g cashier at supermarket, security guard, police man, friendly stranger walking their dog etc) might just make them smile too. That’s my aim, to make other people smile more too.
5. Pursue and plan more adventures; big or small, near or far.
I have a few plans for my summer this year as I have a lot of time off, I would like to use it well; holidays, day trips, camps, working in different environments etc. I have a lot of plans which I hope with span out well over the course of the year. (P.S. I’m sure you’ll hear about those that do)
6. Give 100% into everything I do.
This one I refuse to fail, why do anything at all if you’re not doing it to the best of your ability. 100% into anything you do shouldn’t be too hard if you want to be doing it.
Be the best version of you you can be, and there’s nothing more to be done.
Thanks for reading, I’d love to hear your resolutions!