If you pick one resolution, pick this one!

Focusing on the bad stuff, or punishing yourself for not accomplishing a goal is not going to improve your overall (mental) health or boost your happiness and creativity.

If you’re thinking along the lines of these examples:

-Restricting yourself to a 1000 calorie diet (that will get your body through half the day, what about the rest of all the hours..??)

-Read gazillion books (reading is fun, can be necessary, but should not feel like a thing that can burn you out).

– Stop being depressed (a mental illness is not something you switch on and off)

-Become a millionaire (good luck..)

Then let me give you some unsolicited advice. STOP IT.

If you’re going to make a new year’s resolution let it be this one:

Try (& Repeat).

Let 2019 be the year we all give ourselves a break.

(official goal post for 2019 will follow, but I had to get this off my chest)

🙂

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Once I realized December was there, it was nearly over. Christmas and other things got in the way of me actually doing stuff. Sounds vague, doesn’t it? Well that’s because it is.

I have no idea how it got to be 2018 so damn fast.

But it is. And I like a new year. It’s the queen of blank pages, all shiny and ready to be filled with expectations, memories, experiences and probably a lot of Netflix.

I’ve been browsing the Internet because I’m obsessed with other people’s resolutions. I found there’s one thing a lot of these resolutions have in common: the word more.

More sleep/ more drinking water/ more exercise/more travel/more writing/more happy/ more of more.

I’ve got two big goals to fill my 2018 blank page. And lots of smaller ones

When I think about goals and things I want to achieve myself the word more also plays an important role. So I’ve decided to scratch it.

Do more of what makes me happy. Do enough of what makes me happy 🙂

And

  1. Learn a bit of Russian

I’ve signed up for a Russian language course. The Cyrillic alphabet has always fascinated me and when I hear Russian (or any other Slavic language for that matter) I have absolutely no clue of what’s being said. And it’s sounds mysterious and amazing, enough reason to try and learn. (and also because I feel like I’m about the learn a secret code).

  1. Finish second draft of Novel

Kind of speaks for itself.

Happy New Year everyone! May it bring you enough of what you want.