OK OK I’m past the halfway point of December but I can still make goals for what time I have left! The last time I wrote one of these, I noted how slowly time was going… But then November flew past, I can barely believe that the first term of uni is over!
Let’s look back at how well I did last month!
Personal Goals (Changed from Health Goals)
Allow more time for things and be prompt (because they inevitably overrun)
Definitely did this – having some breathing space around events makes me less stressed as well.
Find my mission – probably something that will take me a few months…
I have still not found my ‘calling’ in life. Probably because I have many interests, passions, duties etc that I could literally go anywhere and do anything! I’m still working on finding out what motivates me. Will probably do a blog post on this at some point!
Go to bed earlier!
This actually worked out quite well whilst I was still at uni (mostly because I made a rule that I would not do any work as soon as I got home, so I just went to bed instead…) However, now that I am back home, my bedtimes have been pushed later and later because there is just so much that I want to do and all of it is right at my bedside!
Keep on top of my emails, organisation and events
I definitely did this, with help from Google calendar! I find that a daily email check-up certainly helps keep my inbox in order, and I left the deleting of messages for the vacation. I still have to sort through my emails though!
Get to grips with the difficult concepts
I have to be honest, I still don’t fully comprehend a few of the concepts but it’s coming along! I’m doing some revision over the vacation to prepare for next term’s Collections (mock exams)…
Improve my foot coordination for football
Had less time to work on this because there would be no football training outside of the football matches and now it’s December (and snowed several times ❄) it’s far too cold to play football. Hopefully, I’ll get some footsie with my brother indoors 😉
Relationship Goals (no, not #RelationshipGoals)
Be more forgiving and generous to people
As soon as I came back from uni, it was very strange… When I went to help out at karate, as usual, I definitely felt more patient with the kids. When watching my brother’s concert, I enjoyed myself far more because I didn’t let the wrong notes or inconsistent rhythm stress me out. When talking to people who I would normally find exasperating, I found I didn’t say anything sarcastic or get annoyed.
I think I would attribute this to all the lovely people I met and surrounded myself with at Oxford – their patience, generosity and chilledness must’ve rubbed off on me!
Be patient with family
The attitude of generosity towards people that I picked up from Oxford definitely rubbed off on my attitude towards my family – but it’s still something I need to work on.
Become more self-confident without taking myself too seriously (because your relationship with yourself is important too!)
I have definitely become more accepting of my flaws, which is something that has helped me become more confident. I also took part in a ‘self-branding’ workshop that helped me develop the confidence and technique to pitch myself to others. It was nerve-wracking at first, but practice makes perfect!
Taking myself too seriously happens when I’m starting to get angry, which doesn’t happen a lot but I guess it’s something to work on.
- Be able to do 30 push-ups by the end of the month
- Declutter my room – probably quite ambitious because I’ve got so much else to do! Might narrow it down to just decluttering my desk and paperwork
- Write more!
- Apply for summer internships
- Practice psychometric tests
- Do revision of this term’s work
- Help my brother out
- Meet up with school friends – literally nobody has spoken on the group chat since September 😦
- Help out my mum and spend more time with her