Happy Tuesday! Only 5 more days until a new year begins, and I couldn’t be more excited. Today I’m going to be talking about my resolutions for 2017, so let’s get into it!
If you missed it, I recently wrote a post on why you should start working on your resolutions in December and gave some tips on how to reach your goals. One of the tips I gave was to be specific about your resolutions. However, I won’t be too specific here because I want to keep those details private for now, so I hope you’ll understand if they’re a little vague!
1. Be physically and emotionally healthy.
After the ups and downs I’ve been through in the last couple of years, I found that it’s important now more than ever to take care of myself. Being physically healthy doesn’t just mean I need to be super fit and toned (although that would be nice!). It means making healthier choices for myself. Whether it’s getting more sleep, drinking more water, and making sure I take the time to lower my stress levels, I want to make my body healthier from the inside out.
In terms of my mental health, I just need to figure things out. I need to evaluate where I stand and what will make me happy. Instead of living my life for others, I need to live for myself. It’s easier said than done, but I hope I can become a happier person in 2017.
2. Live life with more enthusiasm.
Starting from around May of this year, I feel like I wasn’t being as enthusiastic about life as I should have been. I became a homebody, which isn’t a bad thing, but I think it was for the wrong reasons. I found it difficult to leave the house and I felt lethargic and lazy. I now realize that it was because of my negative mental state. I wasn’t living, I was just existing.
It also didn’t help that I felt distant from almost everyone I knew. Few people reached out to me and I didn’t contact anyone either. I’ve also stopped going out as much, which is quite the contrast to how much more social I used to be.
So although I can blame people for not reaching out, I also have to fault myself for retreating into my own little bubble. That’s why one of my resolutions next year is to become more enthusiastic about life. I want to go out more, whether alone or with friends, make the effort to reach out first, and to make sure I accomplish something every day, no matter how small.
3. Be more creative with my blog.
This year, I changed my blog name and bought the domain for it, which was a big step for me in terms of commitment. But I want to do even more next year. I hope to improve on my photography skills and become more creative.
I also want to interact with more blogs and discover lots of other people and maybe make some online friendships!
4. Make time for creativity.
School has always come before my passion for the arts, but I want to make it more of a priority in 2017. I haven’t covered a song or sung in front of a crowd in a long time, and I miss creating things. So I hope that 2017 will be a much more creative year, which will also benefit this blog!
So those are my resolutions for 2017! Let me know what your resolutions are in the comments below! Thanks for reading and I’ll see you lovelies soon!