Thursday, 31 December 2015

Dear Jenni 2016

   I have to admit I saw Jemma from Dorkface do this post at the beginning of the year and then her recap post a week or so ago. I thought it was a good idea, so I decided to do, a to me post for 2016.
You should all go and visit Jemma's blog it is amaing!

2015 is quickly coming to an end and that means for me, looking at the year ahead. I use to set myself unrealistic new years resolutions, or I would make too many, that I just couldn't keep up.  2016 is more about setting goals, and ones that I would keep and are realistic. In the past I would say, no more junk food and I would fail, when really I should of said to monitor the amount of junk and not to eat a lot of it. Anyway, I'm rambling.

As I type this, we are three days away from 1st January and i'm writing this post, purely for my own benefit. I want to look back at this post a year from now and see how my goals have worked for me, if I stick to any of them and to see how my life has changed. This is technically a letter to my future self.

So, without further ado, here are my goals...

1. Be more healthy with your body
You only have one body, treat it with care and it will do you good. From July 2015 you were doing so well with exercising and eating a balanced diet. But since your honeymoon you lost control. You ate complete junk! you put on 60 pounds in 5 months! you didn't exercise or eat balanced meals. You ate no veg or fruit and now you are complaining your body hurts and feels uncomfortable.

So to clear the slate 2016 is going to be much more balanced, you are going to eat well, workout and take back control of your weight and life.

2. Get out of your comfort zone
At this moment in time you hate your current job. You would much prefer to be your own boss. You already have your own business which is doing well and you have a blog. But, you need to get out of your comfort zone and do things for your business and blog that scare you. You need to take more risks and not emotionally attach yourself to things. If people don't like what you do, who cares? this is for you. This is for what you want in YOUR life. Yes, it will be hard at times, that's the point. Go out there and get what you deserve.

3. Be Happy
2015 has been a rollercoaster of emotions.The first 7 months of the year, you were so happy. You were getting married, you had appointments and you made plans. Since August you have been unhappy. See point 1 above. You made no plans (not even for your 30th birthday) all you have thought about is how unhappy you are in your job, how tired you are after every shift. You count down the days to your next day off and cry every time work phones to call you in to do a 12hr shift, on top of another 12hr shift.

You are the only one who can change this. 2016 is the year to gain back your happiness. Plan things to do, book days off to go somewhere different. Plan your 1 year anniversary. Do things that make you happy and plan how you are going to change your career. This in turn will make you happy and motivated.

4. Become self employed
All of the points above will help you with this huge goal. This is your dream, go for it. Take risks and see what happens.

I will end this post here. These are the main points I desperately want to change for next year. All I can hope is that, the future Jenni will read this at the end of 2016 and tick everything off. I want to look back and say, yes I was heading towards a very dark place. But, I changed it. I took the leap and I talked to myself and I did it.

Here's to 2016 and good luck

Jenni xo


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