Hello!! In today's post, as you can guess from the title, I will be sharing my last six resolutions for the new year.
1. More socializing!
I’ve always been a very quiet and shy person when I’m around people I don’t know. Around my friends and family, though, I’m a totally different person. It’s extremely hard for me to make new friends. I’ve been with the same group of people for about 5 years now. And I’m not saying it’s a bad thing. I love my friend group so so much. But they all have other friends they hang out with, and guess what, ya girl’s options are extremely limited! It’s funny, because even when my friends suggest going out and doing something together, I’ll find an excuse not to go, because I thrive off of being alone. I think that to start off this resolution, I should work on the easy stuff first. That being said, I need to start hanging out more with my friends and not bail at the last minute (yikes).
2. Read more.
This is the only resolution that I don’t think will be too difficult. I LOVE to read but I don’t have much time to do so. When I do have free time, I spend it watching Netflix and YouTube. Pushing myself to read new novels would be a good use of my time and would be something that I would enjoy doing.
3. Less overthinking.
Overthinking. Something I always do. I overthink mostly school, especially presentations. I absolutely HATE presentations. Each and every time before the day of my presentation, I spend a lot of time worrying and stressing. What if I forget my lines? What if my powerpoint doesn’t load? What if people get bored? I go through my presentations literally HUNDREDS of times to make sure I memorized the lines. Even then, when everything is ready to go, I myself don’t feel ready at all. I spend so much time overthinking this that when I go up and actually speak in front of the class, I realize it’s not so bad. And when my classmates clap for me, I realize that I’ve been stressing and wasting all that time for something that was easier than I thought. You’d expect that, after a couple of presentations, I’d stop overthinking before the next ones.
Nope. Not me.
I always think that something bad will happen next time I go up in front of the class, and therefore I’d have to be incredibly prepared for the possibility. You see, the cycle never ends. This is something I really have to work on. I have no idea how to improve this, "condition", of mine. Maybe more practice?
4. Be more informed about current events.
In some of my classes, we always discuss current events. From politics to feminism, we talk about everything. I always find myself going “Oh, that happened?” or just being extremely confused because I never know what’s going on. I’m very ill-informed about world events. I guess that makes sense because I rarely watch the news or go online and find about what’s going on. It’s important to be informed and knowledgeable and not live completely under a rock. I should start keeping up with the news and since I’m on facebook and snapchat so much, I could customize my social media feeds to make my several hours a day scrolling through these sites more informative and productive.
5. Write more.
I really want to improve my writing skills. Updating and keeping up with this blog will definitely help with that. Some people can make phrases and sentences sound so beautiful. They can literally make music with their words. I want to be like that. I’m definitely going to need to practice and refine my skills A LOT MORE (LOL!).
6. Quit nail-biting.
This is a nasty habit that I have been trying to quit since 8th grade. I was actually able to stop chewing my nails for a period of time in 9th grade, but for some reason, this habit started up again, and ever since then, I couldn't stop it. Some people only bite their nails when they’re frustrated or nervous, but I do it ALL THE TIME. It doesn’t matter my state of emotions, it doesn’t matter what situation I’m in, I just do it and I can’t quit. It’s literally impossible to stop.
This is going to be a hard goal to accomplish.
That was it for my new year's resolutions! I had a whole list but I narrowed it down to these six and the six from the last blog post to make a total of twelve resolutions. I'm going to try my best to stick to these goals and hopefully I'll be able to accomplish some!
Have an amazing day!