I love making goal lists and the whole "self improvement" malarkey. I find it keeps me motivated as I love feeling like I'm working towards some kind of an end goal. Here are some of my New Years Resolutions
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1) Become more active; now I'm not hoping to turn into Jodie Marsh here but I want to do the minimum NHS recommendation for a healthy lifestyle every week which is:
2) Improve my CV
I don't really do anything outside of my Uni course at the moment. My tutor told me I really need to work on some other interests so I would like to complete either one work experience, one charity volunteering job or enrol on one college course which is outside of my degree.
3) Start Youtube-ing
I have a channel here, but I rarely make videos even though I do enjoy it, so I'm going to challenge myself to make a video at least once every two weeks.
4) Sort out my bedroom
NAME AND SHAME:
|Can you spot my cat amongst this monstrosity?|
A whole lot of hoarded items and no storage makes for a very messy room. I'm going to try and make my bedroom organised to the same OCD levels as Emma ;).
The three main things I'd like to do with my room is
1) I'm going to finally sort through all my ebay bags and either give them to friends/family or force my Dad at gunpoint to drive me to a charity shop where I will drop everything off.
2) I'm going to get rid of my "wrapping" box. This is a box I have which has about 600 envelopes I've accumulated through internet shopping and have not binned/recycled yet in case one day they are "handy". I kid you not.
3) I'm going to get some sort of storage device for my clothing as it is just strewn on the floor when I run out of hanging space
5) Improve my confidence
I'm a naturally shy person and find the whole making small talk thing so awkward. I need a reason to talk to someone (i.e we work in the same room, we sit beside each other in class) so I would never just go up to someone in my lecture for example and strike up a conversation. I hate being shy and there is only one way to combat that, which is forcing myself into social situations and getting used to being social with people I don't know very well. I was recommended a book which challenges you to perform cringe tasks every day for a month so I might try that out (and will probably blog about it so you can laugh at me).
I'm keeping it to five so I don't get overwhelmed and give up, but I'm optimistic that all of these goals are achievable and measurable (I don't see the point of resolutions which are really generalised like 'lose weight', because then technically that could be accomplished with one trip to the toilet if you get my drift).
Let me know your resolutions!