One of my goals for 2020 was to unlock my creative side a little more. I used to spend so much of my time drawing, painting, taking photos and writing. I miss it so much as I just felt so much more free when I was expressing myself through creativity.
As I’m trying to get back into the creative side of my brain, I thought I would make a list in my notes full of tips that would help me be more creative. While I was writing, I figured that this list could help others too so I decided to share it here on my blog.
After writing my post about my life lessons, I realised that even though I have learnt a few life lessons throughout my life, there’s still more that I can improve on to make myself the best version of me that I can be.
I think it’s time that I start off a journey of becoming the best version of myself. I’m going to start by making lists of traits, habits and general things that I aspire to be. I thought what better place to share these lists than right here on my blog. By putting my thoughts into writing, it will be like taking them out of my very chaotic mind and it might even help to make me feel even more accountable. Hopefully sharing my goals and aspirations with you all will encourage me to do what I need to do to get to the places that I want to be.
I want to write more blog posts in advance so that when bloggers block hits, I have something to share with you all.
I want to make sure I keep my home, desk area and living spaces clean.
I want to stop procrastinating and get things done so I have time to relax when I need to in the evenings.
I want to stick to one journal system and actually use the journal to organise my days.
I want to start managing my monthly budgets better and start saving money.
I want to lose five stone (70lbs) before my 24th birthday (November 2020).
I want to drink more water instead of lemonade and other fizzy drinks.
I want to stop eating cake as much.
I want to try to follow exercises from YouTube.
I want to make sure that I keep on top of my personal hygiene.
I want to try looking at situations more positively instead of worrying too much.
I want to show more gratitude to the people who are in my life.
I want to cut out the toxic people in my life and make friends to replace them.
I want to practise forgiveness for others to protect my own sanity.
I want to incorporate daily meditation into my life.
I want to set boundaries that will protect my own wellbeing.
I want to start practising my drawing skills and painting more.
I want to actually learn to play my guitar instead of looking at it just sat in the corner.
I want to travel more and experience as many cultures as I can.
I want to rekindle my love for reading.
I want to start taking more photographs to capture precious life moments.
I’m hoping that now I have shared these goals with you, I’ll be able to keep up with this. It’s definitely going to be a hard journey and nothing will be accomplished overnight but it will be an interesting journey. I will probably focus on a small task per week or even longer so that I can create new habits and keep my thoughts organised.
If you lovely readers are also on a journey of self improvement, what’s on your list of things to improve on?
I started this blog in January but before that, I had been writing a blog for 5 years. I don’t have access to that blog anymore and I’ve rebranded which means that I lost a few of my older followers and gained a few new ones.
Due to the rebrand, I thought I would use my blog to reintroduce myself.
So, here’s some things about me that you might not know yet..
I am a shy extrovert
Let’s just get this straight, there is such things as a shy extrovert because shyness is not related to introversion or extroversion. I love talking to people but I am a shy person. I thrive off building rapports with people, making friends and chatting to strangers I meet on the streets. I feel great when I get talking to someone new and I feel that I can truly be myself. That doesn’t mean that I don’t get shy though. Shyness is a form of light social anxiety when a person feels awkward in public. Thus, an extrovert can be shy. Which, by the way, is a complete nightmare. I can’t do what I love to do (be sociable) because of my social anxiety.
I attemted my A Levels three times but dropped out each time
I’ve always loved learning, just not in a schooling environment. I like to learn on my own terms and even then, I struggle to retain any information. The first time I went to college, I attempted my A-levels and dropped out because I moved away. Second time, I dropped out to spend more time with an ex. Third time, I went for one day and had a panic attack. I think it’s safe to say that I won’t be trying A-levels again.
I love drawing and painting
Although I absolutely suck at it, I love to draw and paint. I find it therapeutic and it allows me to express myself freely. I stopped drawing for the longest time because I figured that I would never be good enough. However, recently I started drawing again and I love it.
I get the urge to travel almost every day
I love to travel. I think it’s because I get to escape everyday reality and explore new places. I dream of just packing a suitcase and traveling to my next destination. I would love to visit Japan and that’s where I’m hoping to book next so fingers crossed, I can make that a reality.
I rarely ever get bored
I really don’t see how someone could get bored when there are a million and one things to do in life at all times. In fact, I get very overwhelmed by the lack of time I have to get things done each day. Plus, if I do run out of things to do, I can always scroll through Twitter, write a blog post or watch YouTube videos. There’s so many content creators out there that you can never run out of content to consume.
I don’t have any friends
I know, I know, everyone says this. But for me, it;s true. I have Simon and that is it. Sure, I have internet friends who I speak to sometimes but I don’t have anyone to meet up with for a coffee. I don’t have any friends to go shopping with or go and catch a movie with. That is why I spend so much time on my own and with Simon. Not that I don’t like that. I do, I just wish I had some friends too.
What are some random facts about you that you want to share? Let me know if the comments so we can all get to know each other better!