I’m not a big fan of new year, especially the whole ‘new year new me’ thing people seem to do which really pisses me off because it’s a load of crap. And I don’t usually set myself any new year resolutions, but this year there is a couple of things I want to re-introduce to my life and so I’m going to make a couple of resolutions.
- Re start journaling – I use to keep a diary/journal every day for years, however most of this past year I have neglected it. I’m not entirely sure why, I kind of got into my mind that I didn’t want to acknowledge how I was feeling because in my head I felt like if I wrote it all down it might make me feel worse. Which really is a load of crap because journaling was a great outlet for me for years and it actually made me feel better, so I don’t really know what happened this year with that, but I’m going to make it my goal to get back into writing a bit every day.
- Improve my blogging – I want to grow my blog and improve my writing skills so I’m going to aim to write at least two blog posts a week on a regular schedule, and anything more than that is a bonus! I’ve already set some reminders on my phone to remind me to write and publish posts because my memory is awful, so I guess that’s a good start.
- Reading – when I was younger I use to read a lot, mainly novels and then when I got sick I got really into non fiction books about health and psychology etc and those of the sorts of books I tend to read now. I’m currently in Dubai and before I flew here I bought 3 books and set myself a target of reading all 3 in a month. We’re now 2 weeks down and I’m already on the 3rd so it’s going well and I’ve got really into reading again. So this year I want to make it a goal of reading a bit every day, doesn’t have to be chapters and chapters but just a little bit every night before I go to sleep. I’ve found the past 2 weeks by doing this it also calms my mind and gets me away from technology and helps me unwind before trying to get to sleep, making it easier to fall asleep, which I struggle with.
They’re not exactly big resolutions or goals but just 3 small things which do help me cope which over the years I’ve neglected so it’s time to re-introduce them, in an attempt to help me feel slightly better.
Like I said I’m not a big fan of new year, it makes me incredibly depressed, a combination of seeing all these typical posts on Facebook of people bragging about what a good year they’ve had; which makes me feel rubbish because for the past 7 years every year has not been good and I’ve just struggled so much to get through it. And then in 14 days time my headache reaches it’s anniversary, this year marks 7 years and it just makes me feel downright miserable about my life and my future.
Anyway I wish everyone a low pain 2017!