|Wilsons Prom, Vic, Australia|
So, yes, arguably it's a little overdue, however I read somewhere - and accepted entirely - that New Years resolutions in January are evil, destined to fail ultimatums ending with your whole mind, body and soul screaming, 'WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME MAN?!'.
'Ha, whatevs babe, that's as dumb as waiting 'til December to start decorating for Christmas...' I hear you say - not judging on that last bit, I totally understand those starting in August with the festive cheer thing... Steady there now, 'dumb'?! I think you mean, 'sheer genius' right?! Now hundreds of thousands would argue January 1st is the best time for getting that brand spanking new you feeling, but I imagine there is an equal number, who despite their (our) best efforts, making the mental list, saying 'you can do this!' then come the first day of the fresh start set one foot out of bed and quickly change their mind. Mmm, maybe for those not convinced, I'll explain the 'hows' and 'huh?' about my new converted way of thinking.
Taking into consideration the current thang that is 'mindfulness', my interpretation for this being that if you're not in the right mindset, you ain't going to be achieving those goals. 'Being in the right mindset' is easier said than done, it takes practise - the most feared word of youth and beyond - and I'm no expert or devout follower, however I think the basic principal should be established from the beginning through to the end of our short time on earth.
So with 'the right mindset' in mind... why would you wish to place sudden rules and restrictions you've thought up while munching down the last remaining turkey sandwich, hastily before the New Years imminent arrival on your post-festive, over-indulged, partied-out body? It's abuse, don't do it. Instead, wait, prepare and build up your mental strength and stability so come February 1st your body has fully recovered, you're revved up and can't wait to get going and hit the ground running. (And most important of all, January is over!) That last one's just my own mini celebration, refer to this post if you're curious.
'Yeah that's all well and good babe but can you walk the talk?' Yes! As I type my legs are so sore they are barely capable of supporting me to sit let alone walk! '...*insert eye popping emoji*...'
So here are my somewhat ridiculous but longterm goals in the hope that next year it'll just be, I don't know, save money to buy a husky dog. **life goal right there**
1) Move back to Australia
2) Abs that rival Kaylas
3) Practise mindfulness
4) Get my head around all the weaving techniques
5) Master modern calligraphy
6) New music monthly playlists - here's one I made earlier
7) Learn the basics of speaking Japanese - and quickly at that!