Sunday, 3 January 2016

Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year! I've read somewhere that only eight percent of people accomplish their New Year's resolutions, so I've decided not to take any risks, go with the flow and see what the year 2016 brings me.

But I do promise myself to take better care of my health.

I also want to learn how to be mindful.

I want to understand my emotions better.

And that's where books and writing will help me.

My reading and writing has been rather sporadic for the last few years. I either rush to read more than I can handle or barely read anything for months. Sometimes I'll post twice a week. And then I'm not updating my blog for a month. The same goes for my journal. I either write every day or abandon it for weeks.

I know that the reason for this is that I currently lack certainty in my life. I don't have a steady job. I don't have anyone but my family to support me emotionally. I'm not saying that my family is not good enough, it's just not enough. And my anxiety has been really bad for the last few months, and recovery takes time.

But I'm pretty hopeful about the future. I've made my share of mistakes in the past, but all that's happened was an experience.

I was thinking about a motto for the new year 2016, and the first thing that popped up in my head was 'Don't force it'. But then I thought that it sounded a bit aggressive and came up with a better phrase.

Take your time.

What are your New Year's resolutions or phrase for the year 2016? Tell me in the comments!


  1. I think it's a good idea to just decide on something ( like your phrase ) to act by , I could see that being much more effective ! I'm sorry to hear that your anxiety has been bad and I know that recovery is something that is not easily accomplished , I like to think that it's completely possible , because it is, It'sjust difficult . But if you ever need anyone to talk to then youcan always email me :)

    Lots of love,Marianne xxx

  2. Your entry really inspired me and I feel very identified in what you said. Making possible resolutions is a very great and realistic idea, I think I should do the same (I'm still preparing my 2016 resolutions post). I'll be waiting for your next post :)

    Greetings, Judit

    1. Thank you for commenting and good luck with your New Year's resolutions! :)