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Ditching Resolutions & Setting Goals for 2019

In an Internet world full of New Year’s resolutions and the same old “new year, new me” mantra we hear every year, I’ve decided instead to set some goals for 2019.

I’m not going to completely overhaul my life just because society tells me to. I’m simply going to aim towards completing some goals that will make me feel content and happy, as opposed to following silly resolutions like obsessively tracking the calories of everything I eat or forcing myself to go to the gym every single day of the week.

If I don’t reach my goals this year, that’s perfectly fine and I can continue working towards them in 2020. I’m not going to be strict with myself as I did when I set resolutions in previous years. It’s about the journey, just as much as the destination.

My Goals for 2019

  1. Further explore blogging
    I’m still fairly new to the world of blogging and although I’ve enjoyed it so far, there’s so much I’m keen to explore. I want to write more regularly and get better at promoting my blog in order to attract more readers.
  2. Play games from my backlog
    In a previous post I mentioned I’ll soon be starting a new series on my blog in which I’ll be playing through my backlog over hundreds of (mostly untouched) video games. Gaming is my number one passion and I’m so excited to get myself organised and play through all the games I’ve been missing out on for such a long time.
  3. Start Twitch streaming
    This ties in with the previous goal as I think that playing through my backlog would be an interesting way to get involved with streaming and build a Twitch community.
  4. Cycle more
    Since completing the Ride the Night London challenge in 2018, in which I cycled 100km to raise money for Women Vs Cancer, I seem to have lost my mojo for cycling. I’m no longer training for a big challenge so have been avoiding getting out on my bike, despite cycling being one of my favourite hobbies. I’m really starting to miss cycling and will definitely be aiming to cycle more often with family and friends over the next year.
  5. Learn to love myself
    I know for a fact I should stop thinking of myself so negatively and try my best to stop worrying about irrelevant little things. I would like to be more mindful and learn to treat myself with more care and respect.

Don’t forget – you are already brilliant as you are. Try not to let the incoming swarm of diet and fitness deals trick you into thinking you need to overhaul yourself and your body just because a new year has begun. These advertisements are made to make you feel bad about yourself, so you’ll spend money on products therefore allowing profit to be made from your insecurities.

Continue being yourself and live this year in the ways that you know will make you happy.

Happy New Year!