Happy New Year!
It’s time to say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017. I, for one, am glad to be rid of the past year. For me it was a particularly tough year. I lost a few friends, felt in a rut at work, and my health tested me in ways I didn’t think were possible. This meant I learnt a lot in the last year, and I intend to make 2017 the year of life changes.
Here’s a round up of my new year resolutions, some of which I’ve started already! What will your 2017 look like?
Grab my health by the horns
A lot of my health issues are made worse by my choices. For 2017 I’ve got my gym membership back and will be starting yoga and pilates classes. I’ve also spent today throwing out any food in my kitchen that I shouldn’t be eating and plan on spending tomorrow pampering myself at home and truly relaxing before I go back to work on Monday.
Remove life clutter
I tend to find it hard to let go of things, I feel like one day they will be useful or, in the case of friendships, that I’m a bad person if I cut myself off from someone. That’s just not healthy or sustainable. So one of the first things I will be doing for the new year is removing people from my social media who I don’t want to have access to my life, not spending my effort on people who don’t deserve it, and removing any clutter from my life I simply don’t need. I already have two bags of clothes ready to take to a charity shop and my son has collected together his old toys he is happy to part with.
Step up on that ladder
Before the holiday season I had a realisation that I actually don’t love my job anymore. As much as my job is great and I work with amazing people, I’ve done it for too long now because I got comfortable. It’s time to find that job that really fits the career I want, and pays enough for living in London! CV has been rewritten and 2017 will be the year I create the life I want rather than settle for ok.
Learn to love
I’ve been single for a while now after deciding that I can never truly be happy or make someone else happy if I don’t love myself first. 2016 for me has had a lot of emotion, battling with depression and towards the end of the year dealing with severe anxiety. I’ve luckily managed to reduce the anxiety very quickly with the help of my doctor, but I haven’t taken the time to really learn to love myself. This year I want to crack this, it’s a win-win.