2018 Resolutions

2018 Resolutions

I’ve never been one for making resolutions, from experience I tend to forget about them a week after I’ve made them. Judging from the internet I’m not alone in this.

I did make some and place these on the blog last year and while it wasn’t a complete success I certainly did better than I have ever done before.

So this year I’m doing it again. Though this time I’m letting my type A personality get all nerdy and organised. So I made a list of everything I wanted to achieve this year. And it was very long, and I got overwhelmed. So I throw out that piece of paper and kept things to the KISS* principal and thus here are my resolutions for 2018 (roughly broken into themes)

Creativity and Craft

  • Participate in Project Sew My Style, full details including schedule can be found here
  • Use up current Yarn stash (it’s getting a little nuts as I found out when I moved, ALSO DO NOT BUY MORE YARN)
  • Participate in #makenine (I’m still finalising this year’s list so look out for a post on that in the next few weeks)
  • Take 2 sewing classes
  • Make/Bake a new recipe every week
  • Knit a sweater
  • Crochet a jumper

Book Corner

  • Read a new book once a week
  • Write a post of what I’ve been reading each month (Book Corner Chat)
  • Borrow books from the library

Life

  • Build up savings
  • Exercise at the gym 3 times a week
  • Aim for 10,000 steps a day
  • Spend time outside whenever possible (IE when not howling gale or thunderstorm) with Archer
  • Start to practise mindfulness
  • Buy some shares (will need to learn how to do this first)
  • Be honest, most of all to me
  • Ask for help when I need it
  • Embrace the need for self-care; in other words don’t feel guilty about saying NO to something.

I use creating and craft as a form of therapy, but I want to make it very clear I got to actual / medical therapy. I’m also on some higher doses of medications and part of the plan for this year to start the step down process with my medications. This frankly scares me as I’ve no idea of the side effects but I’ll take each as it comes.

I’ve learnt that there is no quick fix or easy way out (being an adult sucks in this respect). So all I can do is keep trying. Yes this means I will fail sometimes and miss the mark and that’s fine, as long as I keep going. I can (and will) fail, and if I do fall short at least I’ll have made quirky & delicious things for myself, my home, family and friends.

I’ve also decided to focus on mindfulness this year, (I’m planning a detailed blog post on this late on. I’ve very cynical about “new age medicine but after being repeatedly referred to it by numerous people including my medical team I’ve trying it out. I did this for the first time while on my lunch break yesterday, id did help though that may have been just because I find being near the ocean very soothing. Anyway here are some photos, taken at The Bay of Islands at the en of the Great Ocean Road.

Thanks for reading all

Lois xxoo

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