We have very limited days until 2023, and I thought maybe I need to look back at the things that I have been doing and if I wanted to change them. I have found some things, that I am doing right and want to continue to do in 2023 as well, and there are things that I want to change in 2023.
So let’s start with my small list:
Giving time to more health & less procrastination
I joined the gym earlier this year and here’s the reason for that⇾ Why I am joining the gym……again? I have lost some weight (which I will reveal very soon). I feel great, and I want to keep doing it. Until now, I had no physique in my mind and I just wanted to stay “able” (Grammarly is suggesting to write “Table” here), but now I want to go in a certain direction where I can use my body freely without restriction.
Those who don’t know that being fat can make you slow and restricted. You get tired easily and cannot do basic things. Our bodies are limitless, and I want to explore that limit. I haven’t reached even 40% of my potential and I want to know what else I can do.
I also wanted to stick with healthy eating. I’ve never eaten as much healthily as I’m eating for the last few months. I am enjoying that, and I want to continue doing that because it’s doing good for my physical and mental health
About procrastination, yes I have been avoiding something for some time. I thought I should start cycling again, but for some reason or other, I keep delaying it, and then I started finding excuses to avoid it. I want to change that, and I want to start doing it again. Honestly, it requires, great willpower to leave the warm quilt in the winter morning, but I know if I am able to convince myself once, I will be able to do it multiple times.
Sleeping on time every time
If you remember I’ve written a blog on How to get a Good-night sleep (read it if you haven’t). In that, I’ve mentioned that it’s crucial to sleep and wake up at the same time daily. Well, to be honest, I am not doing that, and I feel bad about it. I have adopted a bad habit of checking my phone before sleeping and spending unnecessary time on Instagram and texting.
Generally, I want to sleep at 10 pm and wake up at 5 am, but I am not doing that, and I feel bad about it. Luckily, my sleep hasn’t been affected yet, but I know if I keep doing it, it will affect the quality of my sleep. As mentioned above that it’s hard to leave a warm quilt in cold winters, but I need to wake up at a pertinent time and give that time to the me-time.
Me-time brings me to the next point.
I think this is something most of us ignore, but trust me it does wonders for mental health. There’s no proper definition of “Me-time”. If you check on the internet it will give you ideas on what you should do for me-time. But, tell me how does the internet know what I want to do? I have come across several posts which tell you should this, you should do that to have a productive me time. But, no one has the right to decide what I wanted to do.
I thought to write a blog about Me-time, but then I dropped that idea. Because no one needs to be told what they want or don’t want to do. If I talk about myself, then I love reading books, I love watching content on Netflix and I love blogging. That’s just what I want to do, and in 2023 I want to continue doing that.
Discover more topics| Research more| Write more
Recently, I have written The 100th Blog, and It felt great, and I want to continue doing that. I love the thrill to write a blog, researching for it, making images for it, and then replying to wonderful comments from precious community members. I want to continue doing that.
This year, I have written 2 blogs for my most favorite blogger -> WAYS THAT CAN HELP YOU MANAGE STRESS; HEALTHY HABITS FOR A HEALTHY LIFE, and I want to keep writing like that. The interaction is heavy on her site and I love that, and I hope someday I get the same amount of interaction, but even then, I want to write further for my favorite blogger. I have also written a blog for another site about avocados. There are 2 more blogs written by me, but I regret them because those blogs were heavily altered.
I want to explore other styles where I can write for my other favorites, although no one asked me and I don’t have the courage to ask them either, but someday yeah.
Some fantastic bloggers have written blogs for me and I really appreciate that, and I desire to keep working with such fantastic talents.
Check out the amazing work of some ultra-talented writers ⇉
Stay genuine| Try to make fewer friends
I tried to stay genuine, and I am somewhat successful in doing that. I have earned the trust of many people and made some good friends outside WP and LinkedIn. But, now I want to stop doing that. No, I didn’t mean that I want to stop being genuine, but I want to stop making friends. When we make friends, we expect some things from them, and when we don’t get the same energy and appreciation from them, we feel bad (At least I do).
There are many people with whom I converse outside WP and LinkedIn, but sometimes I feel lonely even after making so many friends. I try to find that special someone with whom I can share my feelings, but happily (because there’s nothing to be sad about this) I haven’t been able to do that yet. I still have that void, which I don’t know how to address. But, one thing my inner voice keeps telling me is: “Stop making any new friends, it’s a phase, you’ll be alright”.
In the end
I think I want to do (and not do) these things in 2023. In the comment section share things that you want to do in the coming year. Share things that you did this year and if you are happy or not so happy about it.
Don’t just go by dropping a like, because I love comments.
Stay tuned as the longest blog written by me (yet) will be the next. Till then You SHINE.