I used to write new year resolutions every year when I was younger. When I realized I couldn’t really do the things I told myself I would do and when resolutions became ‘uncool’ on Instagram, I stopped. Recently I’ve realized when you have a solid goal, it makes it exciting and possible to achieve. (Also because I promised our next door neighbor Kirsten that I’d do this because she is worried that I’ll die of malnutrition.)
Read 25 pages every day.
Limit your tasks.
Not sure if this is the best way to put it into words but I got this advice from Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. I think goes hand in hand with the first one. I tend to do a task whether it’s studying, reading or designing until I get burnt out and not do anything for the next couple of weeks. So I will only read 25 pages a day and put the book down even if I can/want to continue.
Take off your makeup every night. Generally speaking, create routines and stick to them.
Do your grocery shopping often and wisely.
Shop local, zero waste, and not just toast bread.
Actually cook the things that you buy.
Don’t just eat toasties and chocolate and let everything else rot. Cleaning the fridge is more of a hassle than to cook.
Do leg raises everyday.
Ski at least once.
Don’t condition yourself / Have a positive way of putting things.
You don’t really hate winter. You’re actually doing pretty great at school. School doesn’t suck and you don’t hate it and you’re not going to quit, you like what you’re doing. Yes, your boyfriend still loves you even if he doesn’t use emojis…
Reply to your family and friends and make time to call them.
Review the things that you did in class.
It motivates you and takes away your anxiety.
Start your projects early and don’t talk yourself down.
You’ll have more time to make changes if things go wrong and ask for help if you need it.
Do ask for help
If you can’t do your project, if you feel lonely, if you need to be out…
Love, J x