It’s time to wave goodbye to 2014: I’ve reminisced, talked about how my goals for the year went and freaked out when I realised how long it was since my millennium street party. On this day, where looking out at the blue skies from my bedroom window feels so rejuvenating, I’m ready to embrace 2015 and all that it will bring. It’s going to be a year of change and while the prospect of the unknown is scary, I’m determined to be focused on making myself the happiest that I can be.
1. Make my body happy
For the past two years, “get fit and healthy” has been the top of my goals list and this is still my intention. However, more than ever before, I am realising how much the fatty and sugary foods are impacting my body: both inside and out. In previous years, I’ve been focused on adding more exercise into my routine but actually, my eating habits have been making it very difficult for me to see a marked improvement in my body size. My diet needs more vegetables and less chips – end of. With an end goal of glowing skin, more energy and a less bumpy silhouette, I’m planning to step up my exercise routine a notch (ever more important now that I work in an office job) and finally tackle my over-reliance on Domino’s and chocolate.
2. Be confident in myself and my hopes for the future
I was always the shy kid in school. The girl infinitely more comfortable reading in a corner than braving a room full of unfamiliar faces. While my confidence has been growing over the years, I’m still at a point where I find it hard to form relationships with new people and put myself into foreign situations. However, now that I’m approaching mid-twenties, it’s becoming more important to me than ever to be truly happy with where I am in life. Whether it’s making the effort to spend more time laughing with friends or throwing myself into new activities at work, I want to become someone that I’m proud to be.
The worst thing that I can imagine would be looking back on my life, wishing to get back that wasted time where I wasn’t fully loved, happy or fulfilled: settling for being loved halfheartedly isn’t something I’m willing to do. Sure, it shouldn’t take a new year to invoke these changes in me but I’m sincerely hoping that I will bring in 2016 as a more rounded, confident individual.