First of all, Happy New Year. I hope you all had a lovely holiday season even if you don’t celebrate any specific event.
2017 was a rollercoaster of happiness and stress. A lot happened to me education wise this year and for the first time in a long time, I can envision a good future for myself.
Like most people I’ve thought for a while about what I want in 2018, more precisely what resolutions should I set myself and I came to a pretty crazy conclusion.
I will have no resolutions this year.
Instead, I have chosen a word.
A single word.
I saw this idea on Pinterest and I’m sure a lot of you have heard of this concept. I couldn’t go into 2018 with nothing so a word with varied meaning to me feels safe.
The reason I’ve done this is that I’ve come to terms that I am a perfectionist when it comes to myself. I’m okay with my writing being messy or my notes looking like the scribbles of a serial killer but there’s this perfect Nancy that lives in my crazy catastrophe of a brain who I want to be so bad but I know is not achievable. So recently I’ve stopped giving myself goals that were really just ways for me to torture myself and also not trying to cram loads of stuff into my day (now I just have two must-dos).
This led to me realising having new year’s resolutions for 2018 may not be the best for my mental health but I need something to inspire me. Therefore, the word.
My word for 2018 is BALANCE.
Balance covers many aspects of my life from university, money, mental health etc. But there’s no goal just a kind of mantra. A word to keep in mind when I am deciding if I should try to write an essay in a night or read a few pages of a book that isn’t for university.
I’d love to hear what you will be incorporating into your new year whether its resolutions or a word like me.
Thanks for reading,