Just like anyone else there are certain things in life I want to achieve. Some of these are obviously just pipe dreams like most people have, but some are genuine objectives I’d really like to think I could do someday, hopefully without being held back due to my Autism or mental health issues.
Here are some of my life goals:-
- Help others who suffer with their mental health.
This is the main reason I began writing these blog posts. I really want to reach out to others who are also trying to get a better understanding of themselves and to hopefully help them on their mental health journeys. If my posts help just one person then I would more than happy with that
2. Start a charity.
Obviously this is linked to my first goal I listed, but this is something I’ve wanted to do for some years now and hope I can still do one day. I’d like to join many other great charities nationwide in their attempts to improve the lives of people who have mental health issues, but I would like to do things slightly different in order for my charity to have it’s own USP to some degree (although I’m still thinking of ideas on how to make that a reality).
3. Form new friendships.
Over the years I have had people come and go out of my life. It has been a long time since I have had any close friends outside of my family circle and I’d like to try and change that. Maintaining friendships is something I have always struggled with which has often led to them fizzling out, but now I know that it was all down to my autism and I so now need friends in my life who are understanding where my mental health is concerned and who realise I am different to most people.
4. Lose weight.
Since my bullying experience at school I have put on over 10 stone in weight. It is something I am ashamed of and I really want to change. I am a member of a gym but often find it difficult to find the mental energy to go and exercise. I am someone who much prefers to play sports rather than spend an hour on various gym machines, but due to my lack of friends to play with (and currently due to COVID 19) it can be really hard to find people to play with. I will keep trying though as I want to feel more comfortable in my body as I know it will improve my mental health as much as my physical health.
5. Record an album.
I know it’s a cliché, but music really is my life. I’ve been writing songs since I was 13 years old. I must have written over 100 songs in my life so far, many of which I feel are good enough quality to record. I want to do this because I know creating music is great for my health but also because it would give me something to truly be proud of and would make me feel like I’ve actually achieved something in my life. I often feel like I haven’t achieved as much as most people due to not going to university or being able to hold a job due to my mental health problems, so recording my music would mean a great deal to me.
So there we have it, five examples of my goals in life. I find it’s good to have targets to aim for as it keeps the mind active which can help to block out all of the uneasy thoughts you can have when you’re feeling down or anxious. Also, the feeling you get when you reach your goals can you make you feel on top of the world which can only be a good thing 🙂