Happy new year! This year I kinda told myself that I would not do New Years resolutions,
but oh what the heck – that’s half the fun even if one do not follow them up xD
I have a bad habit of making lists of everything I am going to do, what I should do, what I want to do AND what I might do. Phew! That goes without saying it can be pretty hectic and make more noise than order. So this year I wanted to do things differently and just skip that part. Buuuuut…. I LOVE MAKING LISTS! :p Anywho, I kinda realized that a small list might be needed just to get more order in my life. There are things I really wanna accomplish and without a plan it just won’t be done.
The new year started out as a very relaxing year, as I took a 2 week christmas break from work. I had loads of time to just relax and not stress about anything and I LOVED IT. Then it was back to work, and oh ma lawd things were busy. Work had piled up and there were work trips to be made and work courses to be completed. And when things get busy for me I sleep less to get time for my personal hobbies. When I don’t sleep well, I don’t perform well when it comes to my hobbies. So it turns into a circle of bad choices in general.
I’ve come to realize that I NEED my hobbies to feel happy, because my hobby is gaming and content creation – and content creation is so rewarding for me in many ways, as you learn so much about different platforms, algorithms, ways to work etc. It just really tickles my brain cells and I love that part :p So with this in mind there are some things I would like to use as a new years resolution and these are as follow:
1. PRIORITIZE YOUTUBE
One platform to rule them all! With consistent content. I’ve given blogging, instagram, snapchat, Twitter, Twitch and Youtube a good go – and personally Youtube (food content) gives me most in return. There are many reasons to this, but some worth mentioning are recording and editing instead of LIVE content – Work that is done once and grows over time when I am offline and the great tools to analyze the traffic, growth and comments. Secondary platforms for me will be Twitch for livestreaming games (and maybe food over time?), instagram for pictures and insta-stories, and lastly my blog for bigger texts and news. These platforms are very different in many ways, and that is what I love about it. Keeps me updated and current on different ways of communication in social medias and also gives me a variety of ways to be creative.
2. PRIORITIZE A SLEEP
I work fulltime within IT and that work can get heavy at times. For me to be able to have energy to perform my hobbies in a representable way, I need to sleep more. I have a bad habit of only getting 5-6 hours of sleep per night and it just isn’t enough. I wanna up my game to 7-8 hours per night as it is such a gamechanger in my mood and energy. This means I need a sleep schedule and MAN it’s gonna be hard to stick to it! I feel very creative around midnight, and for this to work for me I need to be in bed around 22-23:00 every night. I think this will be the most difficult resolution on this list, to be honest.
3. HAVE A SCHEDULE
If i am going to be able to juggle between Youtube, Twitch, Insta and blog – I need to have an idea of when to do what. So I created a schedule for myself that I look forward to testing out. In general it says Twitch in weekdays, Youtube recordings in the weekend, and Wednesday + Friday is reserved for my boyfriend, serious gaming and WINE :p
So there you have it, my small but very specific list! I kinda wanted to add something about losing weight, exercising etc etc but let’s just start with something I actually believe I can stick to :p I just have a good feeling that if I actually manage to keep my 2. New Years resolution, then everything else might just fall into place.
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