Good intentions

The Bagscout
3 January 2019

good intentions The BagscoutHappy new year!! Pfff, suddenly it’s 2019! Don’t you feel like 2018 passed by in a blink of an eye? Insane. But hey, time flies when you are having fun. 2018 was a busy and rather stressful year for me. I finished another study successfully, found a new house, moved in with the boyfriend and sold my old home (of course you already know everything about it, but you can read it here or here). To be honest I’m looking forward to this new year which will hopefully will be a bit more relaxed. And of course a new year means it’s time for some always returning good intentions also!

Goals or good intentions?

I have to admit I’m not a big fan of good intentions by the beginning of a new year. It’s a bit nonsense I always think. I mean you can quit smoking in June too if you want. And it doesn’t have to be January the first to leave the cookie jar alone. But I do think it’s a good thing to set yourself some goals every now and then. And so did I. And accidentally it’s a new year ;-). So for the first time in my life I have good intentions.

My biggest goal for this year is to become physically healthier and fitter. I’m injured for years now, but it’s getting better lately so I think it’s time to try to exercise some more again. I also want to try to eat healthier, take some more rest (sleep) and want to learn more about taking good care of yourself. And last, but certainly not least I want to become more easy going. I always worry too much and there is always a reason to be stressed out about. Very exhausting I can tell you. I always want to do everything in the most perfect way possible, which is not possible.

And I think that bothers the things I really would like to achieve in my career and personal development. Because sometimes I choose to not do something, because I think I’m not good enough to do it. And of course you can’t focus enough when you are tired and that makes it hard to achieve goals successfully. So get your sh*t together and do something about it. At least that’s what I thought, hahah. I think that becoming better physically will help becoming mentally stronger too. At least that’s what I would like to try and find out in 2019.

So, these are my good intentions for coming year. I think it’s important not to be to hard on yourself while working on your goals, just do your best and step out of your comfort zone every now and then. So quite personal this post, but I think it’s important to be honest. Everybody struggles now and then.

Do you have some good intentions for 2019?

Lots of love Mandy


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