Oh look! Another blogger writing their New Year’s Resolutions! I’m sure some people aren’t bother about reading this but for me it’s useful, helps me put stuff down to think about and gives me a record of what I planned to look back on. I looked back at 2015’s resolutions and I did OK, as usual I kinda failed the fitness one, but the rest I can take some satisfaction in ticking off. Anyway, what does 2016 hold for me? If you care to know, read on…
Don’t stress over stats
This one is also combined with another resolution from below. I think I’ve wasted a lot of time worrying about blogger stuff especially in relation to stats, it’s my job to look at other people’s stats so I don’t think it’s productive to be stressing over my own stats too, especially when they make no difference to my life. If I was pursuing being a professional, commercial blogger maybe they’d be more important but right now stressing off my own stats is ending, it’s not worth my worry.
Learn to speak Spanish
My boyfriend, Miz is Spanish and there’s a possibility that we may move to Spain in the future, so learning the language is essential. I used to love languages at High School and was pretty decent at it but never pursued it further than GCSE and always thought that was a shame, so this year I want to really nail Spanish and I’ve no excuse as I’ve got books, apps and a native Spanish speaker in the house 24/7. Wish me luck!
Get healthier (let’s try this one again!)
Once again in 2015 the healthier thing went through phases, we did daily yoga for a bit, started going bouldering and I even had a week of being veggie and had a period of time where I was having a green smoothie everyday, but nothing really stuck. I think the key is finding fun and balance in these things so I’ll continue to pursue this one. I’m not horribly unfit but my health does worry me when I start to think about things in the future and how my health could hold me back.
Use social media more productively
Tied in with my note about stressing less over stats, I really need to prioritise my time better and waste less time pissing about on social media for no particular reason. It’s certainly not that I want to stop using social media, but I think I need to find a balance and think more about how I can use that spare time more productively. Again, social media is part of my job so I don’t need it in my spare time 24/7 too, that’s not healthy for me.
Overall, this year is about planning for the future, being braver and continuing to find a healthy balance with everything I do. A big part of this year will also be pondering the value of my blog and where it will go to next, as we all know blogging isn’t what it used to be and some of us oldies (class of 2009 here!) need to reassess what it is that drives us to blog.
Happy New Year everyone! Be happy, healthy and keep dreaming in 2016.