Happy New Year everyone- I hope that you’ve had a good 2018 so far. For me, I would say that I had so many goals & aspirations going into 2018, but exam season really put a downer on my whole new positive mood for the new year. With exam season, I wasn’t entirely in the right mind frame to write, hence my rather extended absence. Is it just me that feels guilty whenever I do something other than revise? Even sleeping for too long, had me feeling guilty lol.
In my previous blog post, that was featured on The Move Hub (check it out if you haven’t already!), I spoke about the importance of goal setting- especially when coming into a new year. Since it’s still January, it’s not too late to get those goals for the year down. The way I usually do this is to write my goals in the notes section of my iPhone & lock it, so only I can access it. I’ve written about 10 things that I want to achieve this year- faith, educational, financial, personal and travel related goals. I just want to be able to look back on December 31st & be like ‘yes, I achieved that’. I just find that by having your goals written down somewhere, especially somewhere as accessible as your phone – you can remind yourself of what exactly you’re working for. This can come in handy whenever you need that motivation boost!
So yes, as I was saying, exam season was really taking it’s toll on me. Starting this year, I was so convinced that all old habits of procrastination & laziness would be left behind in 2017. I almost sold myself a fairy tale that I would magically fall in love with my course on January 1st. But the truth is, my course is just about bare able. At the moment I just see it as something that I have started, so I have to finish it. This really got me thinking about other parts of my life also – like I just expected some instant change in everything, as soon as that clock struck 12 midnight on New Year’s Eve.
We often say ‘New Year, New Me’ whenever we start a new year. I used to do it too, but now I’d rather just focus on making active changes in my life. I definitely know that this year will be a good year.
But let me be honest, January Blues is a real thing. Firstly, it’s been such an expensive month. I genuinely feel like I’ve spent more money this month alone, than I have in the past six months (slight exaggeration, but you get the image!). January just slaps you back to reality, after all the festivities of the Christmas season. Additionally, the month simply won’t end. It must be like January 66th by now, right? If you’re a uni student, then you would’ve been stressing about your exams & multiple deadlines throughout this month. Let me not forget the fact that it’s cold. Everything’s just a bit of a mare.
We’ve all been anticipating the end of January, it’s almost like that visitor that comes to your house and never wants to leave, even though they have more than overstayed their welcome.
February can be seen as another chance to start afresh. For those who haven’t had the best start to the year, it is okay. There are 365 opportunities in a year. Each day is an opportunity to achieve your goals. This is just a short reassurance that you are not alone. Now that I deep it properly, no one is expecting you to have accomplished everything already. Our biggest critics are ourselves. The year is literally only just beginning, so I don’t understand why I was carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders. If you are in the same boat as me, then stop stressing about it all. As cheesy as it sounds, Rome was not built in a day. There are still 11 months left to go. 335 days. So let’s go again!
Thank you for reading. I’ll see you guys very soon. It’s going to be a #FabFeb 🙌🏾