Although, you don’t need to wait till a New Year to start a fresh. I love being able to use it as a starting point to set my goals for the year. I don’t like setting any resolutions, as I generally don’t stick to them. Let’s not forget my healthy eating lifestyle change did go to plan last year. But, I prefer to set ‘goals’ which I can try my almost everything to reach. A few of my goals for this year are a little petty. Without going into too much detail, I suffer from severe anxiety. And, although I tried to push myself last year to overcome this. I felt like I was always taking ten steps forward and a million steps back. So, I’m not going to aim to overcome it. I’m simply going to set myself a few small goals personally. And, hopefully everything will then come together with confidence.
Take my Theory Test
I’ve had my provisional license since I was 17/18 years old. But, 5 years later… I’ve still not done anything about it. I have however now been revising and practising the questions and really want to take the test in the next month or two.
Learn to Drive
Of course, that brings me onto actually being able to physically drive a car legally with a license. I’ve lived in the country side for the last 5 and a half years and I think I’ve done pretty well so far, as I’m a bit stuck with no transport. I think it’ll really help give myself a new type of independence too. Before we moved, I never really felt like I was stuck at home. Now my other half is working even more hours, I’ve often been left not being able to get out and nip out just to grab some simple milk or bread. So, gaining some independence this year would be great!
Get Contact Lenses
I wasn’t sure if this was one of my petty, teeny, tiny goals for this year or not… But, it’s something I’ve been putting off for a while. I’m short-sighted and hate wearing my glasses. I was prescribed the wrong lenses a few years ago back was really put off with not being able to see perfectly while wearing my glasses. I luckily discovered on my next eye test that I was damaging my eyes by these wrong lenses (oh god!). But, I’ve since been forever grateful that I can now watch TV, while making people’s faces out and even being able to see the blades of grass. I do however hate wearing my glasses. And, a new pair of frames aren’t going to make any difference either. The answer to all my problems would be contact lenses. But, boy do these just make me feel un-easy! But, enough is enough.
I’m a nervous traveller. I’m actually a very nervous traveller. So, setting myself a goal of travelling the world for 2016 would be very un-realistic. Even setting a goal to travel to numerous places abroad would still be un-realistic. But, this year I want to visit a few places around the UK. And, then maybe a couple of European cities. We’re about to book a break down in St Ives in Cornwall and I’d love to visit London and Edinburgh this Summer too.
I think they’re some pretty realistic and achieveable goals. They still make me feel un-easy. But, not too much! Has anyone else set themselves goals this year, instead of making actual resolutions as such? I think by looking at them as goals makes them even more achievable.