we are now in the midst of the busy festive season and I almost let it go by without telling you how I got on in November and what my plans are for December! So without further ado, let’s see how I got on last month…
Research an adult learning course to start next year
I did browse the Internet to search for photography courses in my area (a hobby I have which I would like to learn more about), however I struggled to find exactly what I was looking for. Most of the courses near me are long-term and require a significant financial investment. I will definitely pick this back up in the New Year as I am determined to find the right course for me.
Go to the cinema alone
I must admit I was slightly apprehensive about this, but I am so glad I did it. I had a day off on a Friday and took myself to the cinema alone. It was unsurprisingly quiet in the cinema and I spotted a couple of other people arriving alone. Once the movie started I completely forgot I was on my own and got engrossed in the story. The only time I felt at all self-conscious was when the lights came up and I remembered I was the only person sat in my row, but this passed very quickly. I found the experience oddly empowering and will certainly be doing it again.
Say yes to every social invitation (where possible)
I had quite a few social invitations in November and am happy to report that I said yes to all of them except one – and I only turned that one down because I was unwell. There were occasions where in all honesty I did not feel like socialising, but once I was there I was glad I had made the effort. With Christmas coming up, this is a goal I aim to keep.
Have a voice at work and at play
This was a goal I needed to work on this month; my confidence had taken a knock the previous month so I needed to build myself back up. I made a conscious effort to have more belief in myself and my abilities and feel as if I am slowly but surely returning to my usual form both at work and at home.
Goals for December
In the Happiness Project book December is dedicated to ‘boot camp perfect’ i.e. pursuing all goals together. As much as I would love to follow suit, I think that is a little ambitious for my situation. Instead I want to dedicate December to self-care. The latter half of this year has been a little stressful, and my body and mind are in need of a little TLC. Therefore my goal for December is quite simply:
- Look after yourself.
I’ll get back to you in January to let you know how the final month was and how I feel the year was overall.
How is your December going? Give us a tweet and let us know.
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