As the year comes to a close, I wanted to start this thread to get a conversation going about whether any of you guys were going to make a new years resolution, what it is, and if not then if theres any reason why? We can also discuss and offer advice on each others plans for the new year, should be helpful for everyone. I'll get the ball rolling. My resolution is split into two halves, one for the first half of the year and the second for the second half. Starting on the 17th January I go back to university for my final semester ever, including the spring break its around 16-18 weeks long, with only 2 hours of lessons a week. The workload is relatively small compared to semesters past but I'm still constrained somewhat by it, so my plan is to have productive and enjoyable goals to work towards alongside the work. I've struggled in the past with my work to leisure ratio and I intend to fix this in 2018. I dont personally enjoy my degree anymore so the work is boring and annoying, I want to give myself something to do to inspire me and give me the confidence I've lacked this past year. I'm not entirely sure what things to do just yet but I've got a few rough ideas; . Take back up creative writing. This is something I have wanted to do for years and I finally have a realistic chance to do it with all the free time I have. Its an outlet for creativity I used to put into my degree work before it stopped being fun for me in 2017. . Learn a new skill. This is a nebulous one but that isn't a bad thing, I feel like I stagnated a bit this year so I want to learn at least one new skill in the first half of the year, but ideally more than one. At the minute I kind of fancy learning how to cook, not necessarily to an extremely high standard, just well enough to not have to live off the same rotation of basic meals all the time. Any suggestions for this section would be appreciated. . Start to take my mental well being more seriously. In 2017 I started to slowly realise that I'm not as mentally stable as I believed I was. I put a lot of my depressive episodes down to PMO but at the same time I dont make it easier on myself when my actions and words put me in situations where I get extremely stressed or depressed. I have already started slowly cutting toxic people and situations out of my life, in 2018 I want to continue doing this while also redirecting my time, effort, and energy towards things that are worthwhile. Another part of this is to continue my meditation and self-reflection strategies to keep my emotions in check. . Be more open to doing things while still acknowledging I'm an introvert who values solitude. In 2017 I tried to be more open to new experiences and it only kinda worked. I ended up doing a lot of things that just ended up wasting my time and demoralized me. In 2018 I need to stay true to myself and be open to new things while also being more selective about what I do with my time. In the second half of the year I will have finished university, gotten my degree, and I dont want to start work right away. My plans for the second half of the year are less set in stone but I do want to do some travelling and continue broadening my horizons as opposed to just spending all the time lounging around doing nothing much like I do every other summer. Any suggestions here would also be appreciated. Well thats it, my new years resolutions for 2018. I'd love to hear what your thoughts are on what I've written, as well as what your resolutions are for the next year!