You thought I wouldn’t write this post, right?
But just because I began the New Year with a normal post doesn’t mean that I couldn’t do it later!
In other words, I’ll let you know what my resolutions for 2015 are! Yes, I’m sorry for you!
I’m perfectly aware that I’ll never manage to keep my resolutions as it happened last year, and the year before that, and the one before that and…you got it, right?! I usually tend to aim too high considering what I have to do on daily basis!
I have worked on this issue, promise! I’ve actually been working on it for years and I have to admit that I’ve improved.
I mean, from those days in which I had lists that could include studying, writing, and blogging and so on due to do in the same day, I’m working now on more reasonable kind of lists. Still, it seems difficult for me to achieve the goals.
I guess that, first of all, I have to learn how to cope with the defeat when I don’t manage to tick all the boxes of one list. At the moment I’m not doing a great job. I usually get very frustrated and very angry when for stupid setback I don’t manage to finish. I have loads of things to do after all. And, despite that, I want to add to those many more, so maybe I should be a little bit less mean to myself.
Anyway, by the time I’ll manage to do that, I’ll probably stop creating lists and just try to value more what I’ve managed to achieve.
But I’m a diehard!
But as to show you I’m trying to keep my promise I decided to list here only tiny, tiny goals I should be able to follow:
I want to lose some weight…it starts to be a health problem, so I actually have to.
I want to find a way to relax and, when particularly stressed, at least remember to breathe.
I want to make time for at least 15 minute of writing every day. I discovered with my displeasure I’ve become very rusty, so I hope that from 3-400 words per 15 minutes I’ll manage to write more.
I want to read more than 15 books, maybe I could realistically aim to 20?
I want to write more blog posts about writing and reading. I’m an aspiring writer after all. (Thinking about that, I should tidy up my blog a bit as well!)
I want to manage my time better.
In order to do that I know already that I have to cut with social network and Internet, but still I got distracted very easily.
Actually what usually happen is a traffic jam in my brain, because each and every though thinks to have the priority and also every priority thinks to be the top priority. So the most of the times I stop doing anything at all because my brain goes clogged and I don’t even know where to start. Then I usually gets distracted or I pick the wrong choice.
Another issue with my brain is that it starts wondering towards the hundred things I have/I want to do after thing number one -usually still in progress- or else decides to take a break and go wondering on Internet. This is why I decided that I need focus. I need to learn, first of all, not to get distracted while accomplishing every single task.
And this is why the following video will become my personal 2015 mantra: You need to focus. Your focus needs more focus!
What about you?
Something planned for this year?
Do you need a mantra too?
Let me know in the comments below!