My very first blog post last year was about my goals for 2017. I managed to achieve them more or less, though half way through the year, I realised that some of the things I had put on my list didn’t have high priority anymore and they started to become a chore rather than something I liked doing. This is why I am not going to set hard goals per se. Rather, I am aiming to change or improve a few things this year.
Et voilà, here are a few of the changes, big and small:
- Trust my gut
- Do more with/talk to people I love and like more frequently
- Have a calming morning and evening routine
- No scrolling of social media in bed (morning and evening)
- Speak up about things I believe in (online and offline)
- Read 1 book per month
- Listen to more music
- Do more yoga/stretching to avoid injuries
I wasn’t entirely honest when I said I didn’t have a hard goal this year. There is one and that is: Travel.
Specifically, travelling for about 6 months in South East Asia. The countries currently on the list are: Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia (Papua), Vietnam, New Zealand and Australia.
It’ll take the majority of my time this year to plan and then go on the trip, which is why I also want to keep it simple this year. To keep me from being overwhelmed and unnecessarily stressed, I am going to stick to the changes I have already made last year, I like and that have worked well for me.
But back to the trip; everything is at the beginning stage of planning, so would love to hear any tips or advice (places to stay, eat, see) for any of the above-mentioned countries. If you’d like to share publicly, feel free to leave a comment below.