With 2017 being a roller coaster of a year for me in terms of mental health I’m kind of looking to have a more relaxing 2018 and rest a lot more than I had been – or at least manage my time better so I’m not overdoing it and stressing out. With this in mind my 2018 goals are less ambitious than past goals, but that’s not to say they’re any less important.
1. Be More Organised
Yup. I’ve got to learn to manage my time better and say no to things that will make me too tired if I go to them. I always say I’m going to get a diary and keep everything written down, but I never actually do it. I’m going to give it my best shot this year and make sure I’m on top of everything. If nothing else I just want to stop double booking my time and disappointing people.
2. Spend More Time On Me
I don’t want to be in a position where I have to take time off work again, because it was awful. Unfortunately with my mental health problems it means spending a bit more time on looking after myself than anything else. Every time I think I’m getting better I try to do everything the same as before and it sets me back quite a bit so I’m going to learn to control my illness better.
3. Write More
Although I update this blog fairly regularly I’ve been slipping with everything else. I’ve stopped writing poetry, working on my novel and stopped writing short stories. I think it’s because I’ve had a busy year and there’s been less and less time to focus on it and then I got ill. I definitely plan to write a lot more in 2018. I’m going to sort my desk out and spend at least an hour a night focusing on writing.
4. Put Myself Forward For More
Going back to the writing thing. I’ve missed out on far too may writing opportunities by not being confident enough to offer my services as a writer. That’s my biggest mistake. You can only get better by practicing so I’ve got to get past my fear of letting people down and just say YES. Or wave my hands in the air and make my presence known.
So those are my 2018 goals. They are simple, but important.
What are your 2018 goals?