I don't normally vocalise my resolutions, as they normally last for a few days at best! However, this year I really want to focus on making some life changes, going forward.
Positivity: This is a big one for me, as this last year to 18 months has seen me at my lowest. It's not depression, I wouldn't say, but something more akin to how I imagine a mid life crisis feels. I'm 27, stuck in a shitty sales job which barely pays the bills. I got a degree, which done nothing for me (or did I just do nothing with it?) and everywhere I look, people are buying houses and getting good jobs. The way this makes me feel has impacted myself, my work, my friends and my wife. This year I want to be more positive, look to be proactive and see what I can do to benefit myself, instead of just sitting back and expecting things to happen for me.
Productive: I spend, on an average day off, around 8-10 hours gaming. Now, this in itself isn't inherently a bad thing, it's how I unwind and it doesn't hurt anybody, but I could be more productive in how I spend my time. I've started 3 separate blogs in the past 2 years alone, about music, football and games. Each one lasted about 3 weeks until I just stopped bothering. I've been learning guitar on and off for years, but make no progress because instead of picking up my guitar for an hour, I'll sit and play games all day. I'm not sure what it'll be (alongside guitar), whether it'll be a blog of sorts, some side project to make some extra cash or whatever, but I want to find something else to occupy my free time this year.
Education: I'm in my second year of my History & Archaeology degree, just getting ready to head in to the second semester. Last year, with little effort put in, I passed everything but was averaging C's and, if lucky, B's. This year, in first semester (although I'm waiting for exam results), I've put in a little more effort and I'm now hitting B's at the lowest, and I've managed a couple of good A's. If I can put that little bit more effort and get a bit more organised, I can average high B's and A's going forward.
Health: At my heaviest last easter I was approaching 20 stone. From the summer of last year, until about October time, I managed to drop to almost 17st. I've gone back up to about 18 now, due to various different factors, but some of it is also muscle weight, as I'm definitely slimmer now than I was even 2 months ago. I want to get more serious about my weight loss again going into this year and if I could get myself down to 15 or even 14 stone by the end of the year, I'd be exceptionally happy. The health benefits are already appearing, as my asthma has all but gone and I'm finding myself with a lot more energy.
Sorry, that was far longer than I intended it to be, even after cutting it down a bit! Hope it wasn't too wordy