I’m not usually one for making new year’s resolutions as such because I think if you want to do something, why wait until a new year to do it? You could start at any time, not just in a new year! However, I do understand that feeling of wanting to start a fresh page and I have got a couple of goals that I want work harder on. I’ve started things over the past couple of months that I haven’t necessarily stuck to or fully committed myself to so it’s more about focusing harder on these things in the future.
I’m going to Japan with my boyfriend and two of our friends in November 2018 so one thing I really want to make the effort to do is learn the language. I can’t promise that I’m going to have learnt a whole new language come next year but I want to try my very best at it. I’ve always said that if you’re travelling to another country, wherever you go you should know how to say basic manners in their language. I have the worst memory so learning languages has always been a challenge for me but I want to face things head on rather than just say I can’t do it. I have an app on my phone called Memrise that was helping me to learn Japanese but I sort of abandoned it recently. All you have to do is spend around ten minutes daily revising different words and symbols. Ten minutes really isn’t too much time to give up and the app gives you little daily reminders as well, so I’ve not really got any excuse!
Keep Budgeting Money
I wrote a whole post a while ago on all the different ways I’m making changes to save money, if you’re interested in how I’ve been doing this you can read up on my tips here. I feel like I’ve been pretty good at resisting some of my bad spending habits but I could definitely still work on it. It’s been a little more challenging with Christmas as I get so excited to buy things for other people, trying to justify it because they’re “not for me, they’re for someone else.” It’s going to be such a big focus for me throughout 2018 though so that I can afford my trip to Japan and get more savings for general life under my wing. If anyone has any other money saving tips or pointers on how to make a bit of extra money, please let me know!
Maintain A Gym Routine
When I first signed up for the gym, I was actually quite good at going regularly. I’d go around three times a week after work for about an hour. However, this has seemed to slowly deteriorate to less visits and less time spent in the gym. I really want to pick this back up and get myself back into a proper routine. It’s so hard to get motivated but I just need to focus on the fact that it’s what’s best for my body and wellbeing. I actually feel like it’ll be a lot easier to do in the new year because a lot of people tend to make it their resolutions. What will be harder is when the ‘fresh start’ feeling has fizzled out, I’ve just got to keep pressing on!
Hopefully I can keep on top of my goals, it’ll make me feel so much better in the long run. What are your resolutions for the new year?