Wednesday, 7 January 2015

2015 To-do List

So, we're a week into 2015 and in standard procrastinating-James-style I'm only just writing about New Years Resolutions now. I know, you expected nothing more nor less.

 My January 1st was spent getting slowly drunk and providing a cynical commentary of Disney films; apparently I got 'too real' when I made parallels between Mary Poppins and the real life Mr. Banks/pointed out that Jane and Michael were clearly unloved by their parents. You may conclude that I am a typically cynical person - I don't believe in the sentiment of a lot of things and New Years Resolutions are definitely involved in that, with the annual wave of 'New Year, New Me' tweets making my skin crawl. 

 It's no secret that many people make yearly promises to change themselves only to have reverted all the way back to their pre-resolution life by the end of January. That's why I'm actually making some pseudo-resolutions in 2015.

I have no plans to change myself but to actually stick to the more traditional meaning of a resolution;'A firm decision to do or not to do something' (or so the oed says). So here is my 'to-do list' for 2015:
  • Work smarter, not harder
    - This is 100% the most important thing for me this year when it comes to my uni work. I'm forever in a situation where I'm working too hard in a short period instead of spreading the work out over a longer period. Heres to fewer late-night-ahhh-i'm-going-to-fail-uni-panic writing essays.
  • Eat better
    - Not necessarily eating super healthy or anything but just making sure I look after myself better when it comes to food. I'm actually so lazy that I often choose to not make a decent meal for myself so I eat like shit. In 2015 I've decided I'm making the effort to make a real sustaining meal for myself everyday.
  • Be more productive
    - I've made this separate to the first to-do as I want to be more productive in other aspects of my life. I'm not going into too much detail with this one but a definite main aspect is to be more productive with my writing (that'll mean more and more frequent blogposts!)
  • Maintain a confidence in myself and my decisions
    - Something that I started towards the end of last year. I'm not an overly outgoing person but I've started to have a confidence in my choices and and sticking to my guns a lot more in many aspects of my life.
And that's it! Big believer in the whole less is more/one step at a time/little actions result in a big thing, thing.

p.s. let me know if you've made any resolutions and also let me know what kind of posts you like to read from me, i'm being a good host and providing for my guests.