AUTUMN RESOLUTIONS

One of the things that sucks about adulting is the lack of holiday, like four weeks a year are not enough for me, I want those 5 month long summers back from my uni days! See my post about what I love about student life here.

I used to love going back for a fresh year in Autumn with new stationary, new teachers, new friends and all the wonderful things that come with a fresh start. Adulthood doesn’t give us that but as Autumn in drawing in, I want to set myself some little goals to get my fresh start out of the new season!

TAKE TIME AWAY FROM BEING ONLINE

I want to quit Facebook for 30 days (as part of my 101 Goals in 1001 Days challenge.) I love the freedom that comes with quitting social media. I feel less distracted and overall better and I really want to spend more time away from the internet. Throughout Autumn, I plan to take more breaks from social media and actively turn off distractions so I can on with better things!

SHOW MY FAMILY I LOVE & APPRECIATE THEM

One thing I’ve really really come to realise recently is how damn much I appreciate my family and how I have never done enough to show them. My family are literally incredible. Like my parents are both so financially and emotionally supportive but I’ve somehow always managed to leave them out of the loop. They must be tired of me coming to them only when a problem has gotten out of control. I need to catch up with them more often, open up to them more and tell them when things are getting me down.

SMASH MY NEW COACHING ROLE AT WORK

I start a new role at work in late September which involves supporting people through training and coaching them around bits they are struggling with. I’ve been waiting a while to start this role and I’m really excited to prove myself as someone who can teach well and understand how people learn. I’m gonna smash this new role and get myself into the next pay bracket!

LIVE SLOWER

Earlier this year I read about the concept of Slow Living and I was really inspired to make some changes in my life. Slow Living means thinking carefully about the material possessions in your life and making more conscious decisions about what you buy and appreciating the things you have. I’ve been trying really hard to make as few purchases as possible and buy things that actually contribute to my happiness. I can’t believe I’ve managed to resist so many nail polishes and pointless clothing trends and I want to continue this moving forward!

BE MORE STRONG & CONFIDENT

Although this isn’t the most measurable goal; I have been an absolute fucking mug for some people’s bullshit and I need to start putting my energy into the right people. I don’t want to be a pushover who people borrow money off, use at their own convenience and then stop speaking to once they’ve got what they wanted. I’m too old for fake friends and I’m going to start saying no. I’m going to be straight up and honest instead of trying to avoid confrontation. I’m gonna tell people when they’re being a fucking dick instead of allowing them to behave like one.

Have you got any resolutions you’d like to follow this Autumn? Are you fed up of the endless loop of being an adult? Leave a comment!

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