2017 Goals

2016 has been a mixed ole' bag really. Whilst on the one hand I've had some pretty amazing times which I've loved, globally and politically it's been dreadful (call me a 'remoaner' all you like). Often I'm not really one for New Years, it seems like a bit of anti-climax and it's basically just a huge celebration for the start of the new month which seems odd. However this year, I'm all for it. I'm ready for a fresh start. I find that if I set resolutions I never stick to them and just end up feeling bad for not being able to stick to something, instead, I've been setting goals which to me just sounds more achievable and more about wanting to achieve something that being strict on myself. Over 2016 I was pretty successful in achieving them, so I've got high hopes for 2017!

Graduate and Start Masters 

I'm sure this comes as no surprise what so ever, but this year my number 1 goal is of course to graduate. I'm studying for BSc Hons in Politics and International Relations and I'm desperate to graduate with a degree I'm proud of. Ever since I was 15 it's been a dream to go straight onto a Masters degree once I've graduated from my undergrad, so here's to hoping this Autumn I'll be starting my Masters.

Say No More

Over the past few years, it's all been about saying yes. 'Seize opportunities', 'say yes to everything', blah blah blah. I'm not slamming this completely, it's good to put yourself out there and of course when the right opportunities come about I'm grabbing them with two hands and running. The problem is I drummed saying yes into my brain so much that I was doing stuff that didn't make me happy. It was wasting my time and making me miserable, and that's not fair on myself when there's so much more I'd rather be doing. So in 2017 I'm determined that I'm going to tell myself that it's okay to say no when I want to, and only say yes to things that will help me and that I want to do.

Be Kinder To Myself 

This kind of links into the previous one, but it's high time that I was kinder to little ole' me. I want to start acknowledging that I've been able to achieve in spite of mental illness and visual impairment. I want to get fitter so that my body is healthier and in better condition. I want to continue practising mindfulness. I want to be happier. And I want to recognise that sometimes things will go tits up, and I've just gotta go with it.

So here's to 2017 and all it brings, I'm ready for it!

Have you set any goals or resolutions for 2017?

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