Happy New Year – 2019!

Happy New Year to everybody! So, have you been working on those resolutions?

Some of my own resolutions simply focus on maintaining my best habits from 2018 – for example:

  • I’ve set this year’s reading challenge at 50 books, which I think is high without being unrealistic.
  • I will continue to run, and at least enter another 10K. I’m hoping to try for longer distances – it will depend how I get on.
  • I’m keeping with my current routine of watching a film I haven’t seen before (outside of those I see at the cinema) and a classic Doctor Who adventure on alternating weeks. There are still 38 Classic Who stories I haven’t seen; if I don’t finish them this year, then certainly in 2020.

As for new goals:

  • I will look for ways to reduce my carbon footprint and my usage of plastic, and I also want to make my garden more wildlife-friendly. At a recent work event, I was given a packet of wildflower seeds; I can start by planting those in the spring to attract bees!
  • I want to try checking some species off my bucket list of British wildlife which I haven’t yet seen (e.g. grass snake, basking shark), as well as some which I have technically seen before but not for a long time (e.g. cuckoo, slow worm).
  • I want to blog more about my experiences with having Asperger’s Syndrome this year – perhaps somebody will find it useful. I’ll also be continuing to work on my nature blog and trying out different content there.

I hope you have some great resolutions for this year! I find it helps to treat them like SMART targets: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely.

About R.J. Southworth

Hi there. I've been blogging since January 2014, and I like to talk about all sorts of things: book reviews, film reviews, writing, science, history, or sometimes just sharing miscellaneous thoughts. Thanks for visiting my blog, and I hope you find something that interests you!
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8 Responses to Happy New Year – 2019!

  1. Happy new year to you too, greetings from the Åland islands 🙂

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  2. I need to work on my 2019 goals and vision board today!

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  3. Jason says:

    Happy New Year!!!

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  4. vinnieh says:

    I hope this year is a fantastic one for you.

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