Monday, 20 July 2015

YEARLY GOALS UPDATE: Half A Year (and a bit) On...

As we are now over half way through the year I figured it was time for an update on my yearly goals. I don't believe in New Years Resolutions. I think they're easily breakable - ie. stop smoking, eat 1200 calories only a day, go to the gym three times a week minimum - whereas goals, as I choose to have, are more targeted and a mix of doing things and self nurturing.

Here's a look back at the Yearly Goals I set and how I'm doing...

Learn to be self-positive and give myself a break - I've become a little better at this but there's still loads of room for improvement. I think it's hard to be 100% self-positive all the time. I mean, we're only human. We all have our doubts, our insecurities, moments when we just think 'god, I could do a bit better'. But it's important that those times don't outweigh the times we think 'I've totally got this'. And, thankfully, I'm having more 'I've totally got this' moments than 'I could do better' ones.

Write good moments down - I started doing this but it only lasted a couple of months. I'm going to try and keep them in my phone. I really do need to start doing this though. I bought one of those 5 year diaries where you write a line a day and keep it going for 5 years to see the difference in the same day a year ago. I should really use it to write a good thing each day.

Manage my money - Laughable. I managed until around March then it's dramatically gone downhill. I think I need to face facts that I'm a frivolous spender and I'll always be living beyond my means. I like nice things, I like going for food, I like holidays...ain't nothing round with that!

Keep up with my new habit of 'me time' - This one can be a bit hit or miss really. Sometimes it's possible, sometimes it isn't. Fortunately, I've had a few free weekends lately that have allowed me to head up North to my parents and have some alone time. I think having time alone is SO important. You have to be able to be content on your own before you can feel totally at ease with yourself, I think.

Keep up with my 'YES' Woman attitude - 100% still achieving this. This year my job has spiralled into countless trips away, new responsibilities and my life is full on new experiences that you won't hear me saying no to.

Eliminate the negatives - Mostly. And I really believe this comes with age. When you're younger, sometimes you just feel like you have to please EVERYBODY...sometimes that means you're not pleasing yourself. By doing this, life sometimes can feel full of negatives. I suppose I've distanced myself from this that make me feel negative now more than ever.

Keep doing things for myself - Similarly to my last two goals, I think I'm achieving this too. It was never meant in a selfish way - I'd just spent so long putting everybody else first that enough was enough. I need to keep doing things that make me happy.

See more of the people that are worth making the effort for - I am still not great at being constant with people and I'm probably even worse now I'm travelling all the time. But I try...I get home when I can, I get to Sheffield when I can...I'm trying!

TRAVEL - when I can, where I can - Well, you know the answer to this one...I'm doing it beyond my wildest dreams - some of the best places in the world, all expenses paid and I LOVE what I'm doing.

So that's it...Are you managing to keep up with your goals this year?


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