It’s 2013 and for the first time in my life, I have some actual resolutions. I’m not one for drastically changing myself because I’d like to think I’m never so unhappy at any one time that I need to make sweeping changes.
But there are some things I think I can do better in 2013 (specifically this upcoming spring semester) so I’m going to record them here. If anything, it will be a point of reference so I can check up on myself.
So before I bore you to tears, here’s my list of resolutions:
- Be more present. I spent most of the fall semester waiting for things to be over. I was not my happiest, and felt like I was not fully present at anything: my time at The Maneater, my classes, my classwork and even my relationships. I want to work on focusing myself and doing whatever is most important to me most of the time. These things include my blog, academics and my Residential Life job.
- Keep up healthy habits. This isn’t something I’m “resolving” to do as much as it’s something I’d like to continue. I am at a point where eating well and exercising are sort of second nature, and I love it. I hope to continue to these habits as the spring semester begins.
- Pay attention to my mental and emotional health. Stress management is something I struggled with this past semester, and I want to do a better job. I’ve minimized my stressors for this upcoming semester as part of “being more present” so I think this will come more naturally to me, but I also want to do a better job identifying stressors and coming up with coping mechanisms instead of just waiting for them to pass.
I guess those are the only things I have right now. Maybe if I come up with some more resolutions I’ll post them. If that comes in March, so be it. Resolution in November 2013? Sounds great. We’ll see what happens.
Happy New Year!