New Years resolutions, they’re not something I tend to set. I don’t want to be that annoying person, but I’m always working to better myself and achieve goals so there doesn’t seem much point in setting myself a particular set of goals in the new year. This year however I have taken some time to reflect on my year and identified a few things that need to change.
I am a hard-worker. All hours of the day. I’m not particularly a morning person or a night-owl, I’m a work all hours of the day kind of person because I want to achieve my best and if I take any time off at all then i haven’t tried my best. It’s taken me this long to realise that this is not an efficient way to work. Mainly because it’s exhausting. Working all of the time leaves no time for fun, for hobbies or for time to clear your head and forget about law just for half an hour. It also in my case doesn’t leave much time for eating, some days I just don’t stop. That’s not healthy at all. So, for this year I need to take more ‘me time’. This is something that I have been aware of for a long time, but I just cannot force myself to stop. So, in light of that I have made some changes. I love ice skating. I have my own pair of skates and there was a time that I’d be found at the local ice rink nearly every day, however I haven’t been in nearly a year. So, I’ve booked myself onto another block of ice skating lessons. That way, I have to go because I’ve booked and paid for them, and I get to take time out to do something I enjoy, just for a couple of hours one night a week. I also am forcing myself to use the personal training sessions that are included as part of my gym membership. Again, forcing myself to go to something just once a week, that means that I have to take some time out. They’re small changes but I’m hoping that they keep me motivated and provide me some time to relax.
Connecting with people. I love people. I get great joy out of encouraging friends, helping people out and just generally having a chat. However, sometimes I get so overwhelmed with work load that whilst I’m thinking about my friends, I rarely text them and let them know that I’m thinking about them. Its a bad habit, and one that I’m ashamed to admit to. This year I am going to attempt to connect with people better; old friends and new friends. I have met some lovely people through legal twitter this year, and these are friendships that I hope to see blossom throughout the next few years. I have some incredible friends who have literally supported me since day one, and I take great pride and pleasure in supporting them. So this year is about connecting with people, and encouraging people. You’re all wonderful and I hope that you know it!
Finally, I was thinking of a word that could be my ‘word of the year’ this year. I came up with ‘strive‘. That is that I strive to:
- Achieve my dreams
- Achieve my best
- Be the best version of myself
- Reach goals
- Be Happy.
2019 is a big year for me, and one that will see a lot of change. However, I am incredibly excited for the opportunities that are awaiting me this year and I cannot wait to see where it takes me! Happy new year everyone, lets make it a good one!