Five things for 2017

New year is traditionally the time we all look back at the previous year and set ourselves some resolutions for the next one. Whether that be to loose weight, quit smoking or be more healthy; i'm sure everyone has things they'd like to improve about themselves, so I thought I'd share with you my five resolutions for 2017.

1. Blog regularly

I'd really like to keep this blog running throughout the whole of 2017 and keep it updated regularly with content. I like the idea of having an outlet that allows me to be a little more expressive than other social media platforms that I use, so I want to use any opportunity I can find to write. I'm not too sure of what the content will be yet, but if you're reading it at any point, thank you.

2. Health and fitness

Now, this one is quite a generic resolution, and to be honest, it has been on my list for most years. I'd really like to improve my fitness levels during 2017. I have always had an aspiration to be more active and workout more and I've struggled in the past with self confidence. I don't particularly like going to the gym, but I think that it is something that I'm going to force myself to like in order to achieve what i'd really like to and improve my strength.

3.  Overthink less

I know that I am a huge overthinker and I really need to stop because it causes so much anxiety in my life. I always over-think stupid little thing that are quite personal to me and one of my goals for this year is to do this less. Take the gym for example, one of the main reasons why I don't like going is because I overthink it and convince myself that I'm not good at it or I look stupid. It gets me nowhere, so I need to stop.

4. Have more self confidence

I suppose that the previous three goals all tie into this one: to be more self confident. If you know me well, you probably know that I constantly self depreciate. I've always been like it; thinking i'm not very good at things or putting myself down. In my head I've always believed that accepting praise or admitting I'm good at something comes off as arrogant, which I realise now is totally wrong. If someone says I'm good at something I will say thank you and accept the praise instead of brushing it off and not accepting it.

5. Learn more cooking skills

This one may seem odd, considering I've been living away from home for the past three years. I've never actually got round to doing real cooking. An oven food diet may be convenient but really, it is so rubbish.  I want to learn to cook proper food. I may fail along the way, but that is what learning is all about.

I hope that everyone has a happy and healthy 2017


Adam Hale