Project 2017 | Focus on You

Project 2017 | Focus on You

I’m writing this from my desk at Uni, because I’m officially back in Bristol and term 2 has kicked off.  It’s currently the first of two exam weeks, but after that it’s back to business as usual.  So, why not kick off this new series by talking about how I intend to focus on me.

Last Term…

Last term was a term of a lot of firsts.  First time properly living alone, first seminar, first deadline, first time putting a deposit on a house, and so so many more.  I couldn’t be more thankful for the wealth of experience it provided me with.  However, with so many firsts it was really a term of finding my feet.  I learnt what worked for me.  I learnt what made me smile, what made me uncomfortable and who I could run to in times of stress and sadness.  Yeah I kept up with my work, but mentally, I wasn’t in the most efficient work mindset.

New Goals

Every new term, I set myself a bunch of unattainable goals and I stress out and hate myself when I don’t complete them.  So this year, I’m setting myself one goal Uni-wise.  I suppose that it acts as a root that everything else will branch off of.  This term, I want to take better care of myself.  

I’m a very anxious person and it’s so easy for me to get wrapped up in the lives of those around me.  I spend so much time trying to please others, forgetting to look after my own mental wellbeing in the process.  As part of my work to make 2017 more positive overall, I want to take better care of myself.  

How Do I Do That?

How am I going to do that?  I don’t quite know yet. I’m slowly finding things that are working for me.  I’m organising my thoughts on this blog, I’ve been working on liking myself more as a person, and I’ve been spending less time on my phone.  It’s only been a week or so, but already things that used to stress me out haven’t got to me as much.  So, I’m hoping it will only be upwards from here.

If you find yourself feeling sad, stressed or anxious, whether it’s all the time or just every once in a while, find a way to deal with it that works for you.  I can’t control my emotions completely, but I am trying to take back as much control as I can.  We often forget how important mental health is, at every stage of our lives, so this year, make more of an effort to focus more on you.

Hope your 2017 is filled with more joy!

Lots of love,

Jas xx

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7 Comments

  1. January 12, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    You go to Bristol University no way! I used to live in Somerset and go to Bristol most weekends. Such a small world!
    I applaud you for managing a blog as well as your Uni work as I never would have been able to.
    Alys
    http://www.alysgeorge.co.uk

    • January 12, 2017 / 3:39 pm

      Omg no way! Bristol is such a great city! Thank you, I started my blog during the Christmas break, so I haven’t yet had to manage both uni and the blog, so it should be interesting to see how this term goes with both!
      Jas xx

  2. January 14, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    I nominate you for the Bloggers recognition award! To take part the rules are on my blog 😁

  3. Kayleigh Zara
    January 21, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    This is such an important message, I’m at university to and the so easy to forget to take time for yourself or focus on yourself with so many deadlines and work to do x

    • January 21, 2017 / 9:46 pm

      It really is! I have the same issue at Uni, especially during my first term, but I’m getting a lot better at making time for me!
      Jas xx

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