It’s so strange to think that an entire week of 2018 has passed already! And while I’ve never believed in the whole ‘new year, new me’ thing, I always try to make a decent list of resolutions. So here they are…
Run a half marathon
Starting with the tough one! About 6 months ago I was inspired by one of my friends who has now run multiple half marathons, and made a commitment that I would run one myself in 2018. Now that the year has begun, I am sticking with this resolution and I will run a half marathon this year. I have already mapped out a range of potential marathon festivals that I can register for; however, I’ll have to monitor my runs and see how I’m progressing to determine which one I want to tackle first. And who knows – maybe I will have run more than one half marathon by the end of 2018? I’m so excited!
Do some form of exercise every day
By exercise, I don’t mean a full-on workout: I actually include a quick 2-minute plank or a set of squats as a form of ‘exercise’. I hope that this resolution will help me to be more mindful of keeping my body moving, especially during busy periods of the year where I might catch myself being idle for days at a time (ahem, exams).
Get a summer internship
Just a little professional goal for myself! There isn’t much I can do right now to contribute to this goal, therefore I’ll have to be a little patient before I can start to find ways to tackle it.
Respect yourself more; drop people who treat you like shit
I have made too many excuses for toxic people to remain in my life who don’t actually make me happy. In 2017 I began putting my foot down when recognising these people and their bad behaviours, and my goal is to continue to stand up for myself in this way in 2018.
Do not put yourself down
Okay, it’s impossible for anyone to never put themselves down, but by including this in my resolutions I hope to be more aware when my thoughts, words and actions become self-depreciating so that I can stop them ASAP. Putting myself down doesn’t make me gain anything, it doesn’t make me happy, and it doesn’t positively affect the people around me. So why continue to do it??
Say that you love yourself every day
This little bit of self-love takes no time at all, yet I believe that it will do wonders for my confidence and self-esteem. I can’t wait to see how much my self-love has grown by the time 2019 comes around!
So that’s my little list of things I hope to achieve this year. Although some of them may be challenging at times, I am committed to finishing this year with minimal slip-ups at most. This will be done by creating and maintaining good habits over the next few weeks until these new behaviours become a second nature. I know I can do it 🙂
What are your new years’ resolutions? How are they going so far?