2016 : My New Years Resolutions

Good Afternoon guys,

So, I am super into making new goals, learning from past mistakes and bettering myself. Every year I get mega excited about the prospect of changing my life for the better, even if it's just a little. Of course as a person, one should be on the path of self discovery and growth every day, but something about New Years feels so fresh and new, like there's another chance to do things right.

Some people make their resolutions very specific, for example 'I want to stop biting my nails' or 'I want to visit Ibiza'. Some make really long lists too, small but effective goals that when achieved have a positive effect on that persons life. I spent a long part of my life living as if I was painting by numbers; everything was what was expected or advised, and I was too scared to diverge. For 2015 my one resolution was just do it. If I didn't like my job, leave. If I wanted to do something, I would go and do it. I didn't always follow this resolution as life is hard and we are all only human. But I did manage to take more control of my life, and hey presto, I even went and got a blog!

I have been thinking long and hard about my new years resolutions for 2016, and although my list isn't very long, I really feel it will make a positive change in my life. I wanted to share them with you and see what you guys think.

For the longest time I have been a complete walkover. I allow things to upset and consume me, and I allow everything to affect how I feel and ultimately how I conduct my life. Seriously, I am scared of everything! I think this has a really detrimental effect on my life because it holds me back from just doing things, as I constantly live in limbo, treading on eggshells and allowing myself to get hurt and walked all over. Not cool, it's got to stop!

I really value the relationships in my life, but I tend to put a lot of effort into the wrong people, neglecting those I love most. I must learn to prioritise those who are most important, and to do that I want to ensure I take the time to show them just how much I love them, and as often as possible!

I love creating, and for the longest time I was happy but I felt rather disconnected. All of a sudden I threw myself into art, music and finally blogging, and I have been so much happier. I feel like life has a real purpose again. I think as humans, we need to find a way to express ourselves, but due to responsibilities, we tend to put less important things on the back burner. It's a shame, I honestly think people would be a lot happier if they found a way to express themselves.

I am a home body. As mentioned before, I am also not the best at just doing things as ultimately I get overwhelmed. I think the best things in life happen if you just take a chance, so I really want to implement this little word in my life, so that I may have more experiences and adventures in life!

So, I really want to become proactive in 2016. I was more proactive than ever in 2015 but I still reckon I could do way more. I would like take a moment to blame Pretty Little Liars, Once Upon a Time, The Office US, Workaholics, Elementary, OITNB, the Vampire Diaries, Heroes and American Horror Story for stealing away so much of my precious time, I will not be so easy to seduce this time round!!

I hope I can keep up these new habits especially with a new job, lots of holidays and this blog all happening this year! I will use my trusty diary to keep me motivated! I will also try and be proactive with each of these resolutions and at the end of the year I will revisit them and see how they went.

What about you? What are your New Years Resolutions? Would love to know!


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