Tuesday, 8 January 2013

2013 Will Be A Better Year For Me!

I'm not one to make new years resolutions, in fact I don't think I've ever done a new years 'resolution'. I find that I don't really want to 'stop eating cake' or 'start getting obsessed about my body', mainly because I'm happy with the way I live my life and/or I have no will power to stick to such restrictions. But this year I want to make a difference, not only with what I eat but the way I live my life. I'm now 25 and I want to make this year something to really remember. For the past three years I feel as though nothing exciting, different or invigorating has happened in my life, I feel stuck in a rut which I am desperate to get out of. The only way I can do this is with motivation and the push of the new year!

Although I am in my mid-twenties, I feel as though I'm 18 in my head, which in most ways is a good thing but I can't still live my life like I'm 18. I don't mean in terms of going out etc. but with regards to responsibility and general growing up (oh gosh this is starting to sound depressing). Basically, I still don't feel like a fully fledged adult.

Luckily I have a group of friends who want 2013 to be a more exciting year for them too so we are going to enjoy this year together. So here are some changes and enhancements I want to make in 2013;

I'm going to start with one that probably 90% of people are trying to do! Take better care of my body. I try and do regular exercise but I find I really have to force myself to do it, so I'm going to try and turn it into something fun. I started doing more exercise last year but it was very 'stop/start', I loved seeing the results, so I just need to stick to something more regular. As for my eating habits, well they aren't exactly the greatest. So I'm going to try and eat more fruit and greens. I think that I should really start thinking of my body as my temple and make it the best it can be.

The next one is something that I'm going to bring with me from 2012 and that is to go out more often and meet new people. I probably have been out more in the past 5 months than in the whole year prior to that! And I have been loving it! Just going out and enjoying my friends company, having a laugh and meeting new people has helped my confidence grow! I didn't realise how shy and reserved I was before then. This resolution is really going to be helped by my lovely friend who has a list of things that we need to do and places we need to go this year.

Third resolution is to be more productive and less lazy. This is with regards to my career/job. I want this area of my life to move forward and to achieve this I need to definitely do more. I have a lot of motivation to push this area of my life forward, so hopefully that motivation will translate to productiveness.

This next one is again something that I'm going to bring forward from last year and that is to be positive and put out good energy. I am a true believer of karma and I try to put out as much good energy as possible, that is; to be a nice person and treat others how I would like to be treated. I'm quite chilled person, I don't really take things too seriously and don't get wound up by little things so I know this will be easy to achieve. I think if anyone else is trying to do this in 2013 here are some tips:

Don't take things too seriously, whether it be things people have said or done, they probably didn't mean offence. I notice a lot of people take things to heart far too easily, it just builds this negative attitude that their life could probably do without.

Learn to laugh at yourself. If people are joking about you laugh it off, you'll find that you'll feel much better about it. They're probably just doing it because you take it so seriously in the first place. Trust me, I come from a family of male cousins who constantly take the piss out of me, but I just laugh and give it back. I know they love me, and it's probably the same for you.

Try not to talk about everyone and their mother. Gossip is not cool and likeliness is that it's going to come bite you in the butt. Concentrate on you as a person and give less unnecessary attention to those around you.

Try looking on the brighter side of things, life's too short. I know this is easier said than done but baby steps.

And my final improvement; to worry less about the future. I think this worry really kicked in last year and I don't think I've ever really stopped. I try to act like I'm not worried about anything like marriage, career etc. but to tell you the truth it really does scare me. Coming from an Indian family, there is a lot of emphasis on marriage for a girl, especially now I'm 25, but I want to fall in love, not have an arranged marriage. There is nothing wrong with an arranged marriage just I don't think it's for me, not yet anyway. I'm lucky to have the parents that I do, who haven't pressured me at all, but it doesn't stop others from saying things like; 'have you found someone?', 'do you want us to look?' and my favourite 'when are you getting married?' (I'll let you know when I do, just please stop asking!). Hopefully, rather than worry I will just live my life how I want and not worry about what all these other folk are talking about!

Well, that's it. That was a long one >< I hope you weren't too bored reading that if you did make it to the end (go you! And thanks! =D). Hopefully at the end of 2013 I can revisit this post and see what my life's like then. Hopefully better!

Have you made any 'resolutions'? What were they?

RP

6 comments:

  1. This is a brilliant post, I like being nosey into people's resolutions and such :) sounds like you're planning on realistic things too which is great! xx

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    1. Thanks Rachel! Haha..yhh it's always interesting to find out what they're planning to do in a new year! xo

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  2. These are really great resolutions, good luck x

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    1. Thanks Hayley! =D I hope I can stick to them! xo

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  3. I felt quite inspired reading this, good luck! I know what you mean about being Indian and the pressure to get married too. Indian society behaves like any girl past the age of 23 is equivalent to the 'reduced to clear' section in tesco and needs to urgently get married or else. So silly. xx

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    1. Awww that means a lot Ayesha! =D Yh I know, I'd rather be in the 'reduced to clear' and find the perfect someone than be rushed into making a mistake! lol! xo

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