As 2018 comes to a close, I can’t help but wonder what 2019 might hold in-store for me. Creating long-term goals and having aspirations for the year ahead can be positive for my mental health; it gives me something to keep going for, ways to occupy my mind and shifts my perspective on what I can do with my life. So, I decided to write down some of the goals I want to achieve in 2019. The reason I’m not using the term ‘resolutions’ is that ‘goals’ sounds more positive to me and gives me more room to adapt my plans throughout the year rather than having to stick completely to what I have resolved to achieve for the entirety of 2019.
My Goals for 2019:
1. To stop playing scratch-cards
2. To find a more permanent/secure living arrangement
3. To create a treatment plan for my mental health
4. To at least be on the waiting list for top-surgery by the end of the year
5. To do more advocacy for mental health and transgender rights
6. To read 25 books
7. To do regular volunteer work for a charity during my summer break
8. To get my drivers’ licence
9. To let go of toxic relationships and to not harbour unhealthy anger over them afterwards
10. To improve my relationship with food and achieve a healthy weight
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Feel free to leave some of your goals for the New Year in the comments below!