New Year’s Resolutions

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I don’t really know if that is the right title, but yeah, I’ll kind of talk about new year resolutions. I hope I am not too late, but I really wanted to take the holidays off :D. Towards the end of the year I realized that I’ve come to the most stable point in my life. Somehow all of the pieces came together, I feel like I’ve developed as a person the most in the last few years, I faced my old problems and left them behind, I’ve become more ambitious, creative and motivated. I’ve left some old dreams behind, not because I would feel like I can’t accomplish them, not because they would scare me. I just woke up and saw that they weren’t really my dreams, but a combination of something I thought I should be. I think I could say I went back to my childhood dreams, free from any outside effect. With much more experience, knowledge and motivation. I was always a bit afraid of my creative side, because I was scared I wasn’t talented enough. I was always my worst critic, just looking for the mistakes and not looking at the big picture. In the past year, that has also changed a lot. And now, I’ll have to wait work and see what can happen.

I decided to write down some goals for this year. Some just for myself , some to share here, because if I write them down here, there are no excuses :D. I would recommend you to put your goals in some categories – to keep balance between work, hobbies, school, family, friends… everything.

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The first ones are pole dance related:
1. To perform in the safe environment of a pole dance studio and after that somewhere opened to public. (For your hobby: do something you wanted to do for a while now)
2. To work on my strength and lower back flexibility. (For you: work on your weaknesses. You call your strengths that way for a reason, but if you want to get better, you have to work on your weaker sides, not just the things you are comfortable at)

Then there is college: To work on my master’s degree for a few hours two to three times a week. And that’s it. I passed all of the exams in the summer, but I’ve realized that the last thing I need to would take more time than I thought. That is why my new year resolution isn’t to finish my master’s degree, because I honestly have no clue how much time it will take, but if I work as much as I plan, I’ll have some constant progress and more motivation.

The work related one is the most scary. To get a job. Not a student job, because I won’t be a student anymore from the end of September. It’s a bit scary to think of that, but on the other hand, I’m really excited. I’ve been thinking a lot about that lately, mostly what kind of work wouldn’t be work for me, but something I’d really enjoy. And if I’m doing something I love to do for life before the end of the year, I’ve won.

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The last thing is a personal one but also something I would recommend everyone to do. That is to take time for yourself and for your loved ones. We hear daily how stress is effecting our lives, our health, our sleep…and I was one of those people who didn’t do anything about it, constant stress was something normal for me. But it’s not anymore. Because there are more important things in life. FAMILY. FRIENDS. LOVE. PETS! All of these things can reduce your stress, fill your batteries and make it easier to go through the less pleasant things you have to do. So please, don’t think that constant stress is something normal. It’s something very common nowadays, but it SHOULDN’T be. There are some parts of your life where you can’t avoid stress, but you shouldn’t let it take control of every aspect of your life.

Je t’embrasse

Pia

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NOVOLETNE ZAOBLJUBE

Ne vem, če sem izbrala pravi naslov, mogoče sem za to temo že malo pozna (prazniki pač morajo biti frej), a zaželela sem si pisati o novoletnih zaobljubah. Proti koncu leta, sem se zavedla, da še nisem bila na tako stabilni točki v življenju. Vsi koščki so se sestavili skupaj. V zadnjih letih sem se najbolj osebnostno razvila, soočila s starimi problemi, in jih pustila v preteklosti, postala bolj ambiciozna, kreativna in motivirana. Nekatere stare sanje sem pustila za sabo, ne zato, ker jih ne bi mogla doseči, temveč zato, ker si jih ne želim doseči. Kar naenkrat sem se zbudila in ugotovila, da to sploh niso moje sanje, prej so kombinacija nečesa, kar sem mislila, da moram biti. Lahko bi rekla, da sem se vrnila k mojim sanjam z otroštva, ko se še nisem srečala z nekimi zunanjimi vplivi in je bila edina meja moja domišljija. Samo z več izkušnjami, z znanjem in motivacijo. Mislim, da me je moja ustvarjalna stran vedno malo strašila, skrbelo me je, da nisem dovolj talentirana, in bila sama sebi najhujši kritik. Iskala napake in izpustila celoto. No, na srečo, se je to tudi spremenilo in prišel je čas, da v vse to vložim tudi veliko dela, in vidim, kaj se lahko zgodi.

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Letos sem si za spremembo novoletne zaobljube zapisala. Moj celoten seznam je kar dolg in ne bi te želela s tem preveč dolgočasiti, hkrati pa si čisto vseh ciljev ne želim že deliti tu. Za tiste manjše, ki pa jih, pa ni več izgovorov!:) Moj nasvet je, da si cilje razdeliš v več kategorij, saj tako lažje ohranjaš ravnovesje med službo, hobiji, šolo ali faksom, družino in prijatelji…in pri tem ničesar ne zanemariš :).

Najprej sem se lotila hobija – plesa ob drogu: V novem letu bi se rada lotila nečesa, o čemer razmišljam že nekaj časa – nastopanja. Najprej v varnem okolju studia, potem pa tudi na kakšni lokaciji, ki je odprta za javnost. In čim več delati na mojih šibkih točkah – moči in raztegljivosti hrbta.
Kako si lahko ti zastaviš cilje glede hobija? Loti se nečesa, o čemer razmišljaš že nekaj časa, naj gre za nastop, mogoče dodatne treninge, večjo težavnost, tekmovanje itd. In posveti se svojim šibkim točkam, saj tako lahko celostno bolj napreduješ. Ta dobre točke so že dobre, slabe pa poskušaj čim bolj približati dobrim.

Potem je tu faks. Zastavila sem si realen cilj, da bom dvakrat ali trikrat na teden nekaj ur delala na magistrski nalogi. Nisem si zastavila cilja, da jo bom letos dokončala, saj trenutno še nimam predstave, koliko časa mi bo vzela, a če se lotim posameznih korakov in s tem delam na nekem konstantnem napredku, bom tudi bolj motivirana.
Moj nasvet zate: če še ne vidiš konca poti, se osredotoči na korake, in kmalu bo tudi cilj postal bolj in bolj jasen

Najbolj me straši cilj, povezan s službo. Želim si namreč poiskati pravo službo. Ne študentsko delo, saj s koncem septembra ne bom več študentka. Vse to me kar konkretno straši, a hkrati se vsega tega zelo veselim. Zadnje čase res ogromno razmišljam o tem, še posebej o tem, kakšno delo zame ne bi bilo delo, kaj je tisto, v čemer bi res uživala. In če najdem nekaj takega do konca leta, sem že zmagala.

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Zadnji cilj pa je zame ključen, in bi ga priporočila čisto vsem. Vzemi si čas zase in za svoje bližnje. Vsak dan berem o tem, kako stres vpliva na naše življenje, na zdravje, na spanje….in sama dolgo časa nisem naredila čisto nič glede tega! Konstanten stres je bil zame stalnica, dokler se nisem odločila za bolj pomembne stvari v življenju. Za prijatelje, družino, ljubezen, domače živali :D. Vse te stvari ti lahko zmanjšajo stres, nafilajo baterije in te spravijo čez manj prijetne in bolj stresne trenutke v življenju. Zato, prosim, ne vzemi konstantnega stresa za nekaj normalnega. Sicer so trenutki, ko se mu ne moramo izogniti, a ne dovoli, da prevzame tvoje celotno življenje.

Pri letošnjih (in mojih prvih) novoletnih ciljih, mi je res pomagal tale super članek. Mašine objave me vedno navdihnejo, ta me je pa sploh motivirala, da si postavim neke konkretne cilje in se lotim nekaterih stvari, o katerih že dolgo razmišljam:). Tako da – check it out! 😀

3 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolutions

  1. Hello!
    I started pole dancing a year ago and I love it. My weakness when it comes to pole is flexibility. During this year, I hope to improve back flexibility and also get my splits!
    I agree that family, friends, hobbies etc are essential for reducing stress 🙂
    Wishing you all the best in 2018! Good luck on the job hunt!

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