Yes this post idea is completely stolen from the wonderful Vix Meldrew, but it's too good of an idea for me not to join in with. Taking inspiration from Sarah Knight's book 'The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck', Vix put together a list of the things she thought she should be giving less of a fuck about, and more of a fuck about in 2017.
So here is my Fuck Budget for 2017, categorised into 'things', 'work', 'friends' and 'family'.
Less fucks: Internet life - Does it matter if I don't blog regularly? No. The internet, blogging and social media is just an outlet, and it's one I enjoy, so no more worrying about numbers, or rules, or what I should do. Instead I'll be focusing on what I enjoy, making an effort to improve on the areas that are important to me, and not worrying about what other people are doing.
More fucks: Health - Mental or physical, it's time to give even more fucks than I have been. I want to maintain the progress I've made with my mental health, and also start working on my physical health, so long as it doesn't negatively impact me mentally.
More fucks: Saving - I've not been the most responsible with my money recently, so it's definitely time to change that by making a better effort to save for the future. I'm also going to stop wasting my money on crap I really don't need.
Less fucks: Getting there - Sometimes it feels like I need to have all of my shit together, but I don't. It's ok to take things slowly, to get things together bit by bit, and be proud of each and every thing.
More fucks: Progression - I want to progress my career this year, so I need to start caring more about how I can do that. Learning as much as I can, and gaining experience, whether it's taking a course, or asking for more responsibility at work.
More fucks: My thing - There are lots of things I enjoy and care about, but I feel like I've not taken the time to find out the things that really make me feel fulfilled. This year I need to spend more time working this out.
Less fucks: Approval - No more seeking approval, whether it's from friends or guys. It's my life, and I'll live it how I want to. If someone doesn't like my choices that is there problem.
More fucks: Time - I need to make time for my friends, plan ahead to make sure I spend time with all the wonderful friends in my life, especially those that live far away.
More fucks: Risking it - Sometimes you've got to go for it, and 2017 is my year of risking it. Putting myself out there and hoping things work out my way, and if they don't, well fuck it, at least I tried.
Less fucks: Expectations - I'm probably never going to live up to all of their expectations, so i've got to forget about some of them, and just hope they're proud of what I can do.
More fucks: Grandparents - They're not going to be around forever, and they've been such a huge part of my life, so this year I'm going to spend as much time as possible with my grandparents. From afternoon tea, to games of scrabble.
More fucks: The little things - From watching tv with my mum, to laughing with my brother, I take for granted the little things, so from now on I'm going to appreciate them a lot more.
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