Sunday, 25 January 2015

2015 - The Year Of Positivity

As a naturally quite anxious and over analysing person, I regularly find myself wallowing in the negative parts of life. My main goal for 2015, is to stop doing this.

I am going to focus on the positives in every situation, and instead of stressing about undesirable situations, I am going to try my hardest to turn them around into positive situations (when possible).

Something that I regularly stress about is money. As I am sure you are all aware, I like to shop! which is good and bad.. shopping calms me down and makes me feel happy, especially when I find new and interesting places to shop, and quirky items to include into my life. However, I am very good at shopping above my income, which cause me to stress, which then causes me to shop some more to try and calm myself down.

This leads me to another of my 2015 goals: don't spend above my income/ stay out of debt and build some comfort savings.

Seeing as I would ultimately like to move out of home, and into a home with my boyfriend this year, preferably during june-july, I need to knuckle down on this goal. I intend to make this a reality by finding a higher income job, buying more basic items that I can mix into lots of different styles (to try and stop me from wanting to buy so many things - clothes especially!), and trying really hard to create a realistic and reasonable savings plan so that I can end the year with money in the bank!

Although I have already managed to make this goal harder this year, by applying for a loan from the bank, being approved for said loan, and proceeding to buy myself a new, very expensive laptop (eek!), I am positive that I can ease up on the unnecessary shopping, and work towards paying off my debts, and savings up from a rental bond, and all of the other money needed for moving out of home.

One more thing I am determined to do this year, is to try my hardest at university. over the past three years, I have been simply putting in minimal effort and just easing through my degree, and because i did not fail anything, I felt no motivation to change this. However, this year marks the beginning of a new degree, Nursing. Which I am expecting to be more intensive and challenging than Teaching was.  Although, this means I will probably have less spare time in which to work and earn money for the previous goal, I need to stay confident that I can do it. I see so many people at uni who are successfully living out of home on minimal time and money, that I am sure I will be able to do it as well.

So all in all, that about sums up my main goals for 2015. The next step is to figure out how to achieve them without sacrificing my happiness or any relationships with people I care about!

xo Phoebe.

p.s., If there is anyone reading this, I would love to know what your goals are for 2015, and how you plan to achieve them :)

And p.p.s. I just realised that I have had this blog for over a year! crazy how time flies!

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