The Obligatory 2019 Goals Post

Finally! The new year is here. Now’s the time to make goals and mentally prepare myself for writing the wrong date for the first six months of the year.

New Year, New Me goals tend to go a few different ways. Either they’re abandoned within the first few months or they help you change for the better. Fitness goals are popular, but what about mental health goals? For me, I have set myself some goals to lose weight and get back into a healthy body. I am also challenging myself in other areas of self care.

2019 didn’t start off with quite the bang I was looking for. My partner decided it was time we parted ways and he moved out. This will be the first time that I’ve really been on my own. I’ve always lived with someone, so the idea of living alone in an area where I don’t have many friends or family is terrifying. I know this will be a challenge as I already suffer from chronic depression and anxiety. However my challenge to myself is to show myself more compassion and be more open to new things. This year, I will not succumb to the temptations to isolate myself. I will go out with my friends. I will return to doing things I like- and do them whenever I want. Maybe most of this is a bitter response to my relationship, but I will not let what has happened control my happiness or snuff out my spark.

Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, here are some gym selfies! Got a great workout in earlier and now I’m ready to relax in my new apartment for the rest of the night.

I wanted to set myself for craft goals, especially after having a craft 2018. But I think I’ll stick to what I did last year- take time to craft when I can, focus on a blog post at least twice a month, and whatever comes after that will be peachy. Seems to flow well with my desire to be kinder to myself.

What goals are you working on this year? Feel free to share them in the comments!

Bert

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