• Get a full-time, paid Assistant Psychologist job. This is something I've been working towards in 2014, which I'll mention in my post about the year past, but it's definitely a more concrete aim for the first half of this year. I have two relevant degrees and a fair bit of experience, so hopefully it's just a case of time and applying for as many jobs as I can.
• Improve my decision-making skills. This may be a bit of an odd one but decisions are something I really struggle with; I'm a bit of a commitment-phobe and I really do find it hard to decide. It somehow seems harder to make small, inconsequential decisions where the outcome is unimportant (case in point - what kind of takeaway shall we order? Cue utter panic on my part!) so I really want to work on my ability to say "F**k it, we'll just get pizza!", or whatever. Bigger decisions I'm generally okay with as rationalising is something of a strength of mine...
• Pass my driving test. Another obvious one; I put off learning to drive for so long, but I started taking lessons back in September and I have my theory test booked in later this month, so I'm hoping to have my full license by the end of February - fingers crossed! I'm getting to the point now where I'm enjoying driving and feeling pretty confident out and about, which is nice, so hopefully this one will be fairly easy (if pricey!) to tick off. Then it's just a case of buying a car, and insuring it... Eek!
• Complete Total Warrior in under two hours. Completing isn't really a question as I've already entered Total Warrior in Leeds in June, but I'd really like to get a time I'm proud of - which is going to mean doing a bit of training... So, I'm going to be dusting off my running shoes and trying to get back into the habit of taking care of my health and fitness a bit better! It's a 12.5km obstacle run so I think two hours is a realistic time to aim for, but one I'd still be pretty pleased with.
• Read 50 new books. This was an aim I had for 2014 and I actually went a little over my target, but I did find having a specific goal in mind really pushed me to keep reading new things and get books finished so I could add them to my list - although I admit, Pride and Prejudice did take me about six weeks... Would anyone be interested in a post on my highlights from my year of reading?
So, those are my little aims and goals for 2015; I think they're all fairly achievable with a bit of effort on my part, and will hopefully push me to have a happy, healthy and productive year! I'd love to hear what New Year's Resolutions, if any, you're making this year - do you have any top tips for sticking to them? Are any of yours similar to mine? I hope you all had an amazing night celebrating and bringing in the new year, and that 2015 will be happy and healthy - here's to the next twelve months!!