Happiest of New Year’s to you all! I’m excited for 2018 – I’m starting everything completely from scratch and am feeling refreshed and reenergised and ready to finally make this year my year !
I’m usually one to have the standard New Year’s resolutions that fail fairly early on into the year, so this year I decided to set a few little goals with my future health and happiness in mind that I think are completely achievable – and naturally to keep myself accountable I’m publishing them here so you all can see them!
Leave the house each and every day – this may sound silly to a lot of you, but sometimes I really absolutely struggle to even leave the house – anxiety is the absolute damn worst, and I know not leaving the house is just making my mental health worse overall. This year I want to step outside at least once each day – whether it’s a walk to get coffee, a trip to the supermarket or even to bring my bins down – take some time to actually get myself together and enjoy some fresh air. I know this will do wonders for me! (Totally fine to avoid if I’m sick, but every other day there’s no excuses!)
Keep up with a regular gym routine – I’m terrible for setting gym targets and not sticking to them, so I want to be realistic this year. My current gym routine is working well for me while I’m not at work, but I do hope to be gainfully employed in the very near future and I know adapting to a new gym routine might be a little difficult – so I’m aiming to get myself together and work out something new! For now, I go 3-4 evenings a week and once during the day of a Friday, and I’d like to add in a weekend day if I am able to !
Cook more – this past year I’ve definitely fallen into the pre-packaged/takeaway food routine more than I’d care to admit, and I want to start trying new healthy recipes and finding things that stick! I’m a very plain eater and there’s a lot of ingredients I don’t enjoy/my body doesn’t like so it’ll be interesting finding enough to change it up, but I’m so excited to try! I want to stick away from the ham wraps for lunch and the (healthy) fried rice and stir fries/cruskits (ssh) for dinner and play with some new things ! I now have a slow cooker in my life which I think will definitely help!
Buy less makeup, and experiment more with what I have – I know, I know – I buy too much makeup! New things give me joy and I love having items to test out and share with you guys. My budget just isn’t what it once was, and when I am working again my goal is to save as much as possible to put towards purchasing a house (hopefully in the next 12-18 months) so I need to be smarter about what I buy, and purchase less overall! I’m also very stuck in my routine with what I wear on an everyday basis and I want to experiment more with colour, with lipstick shades and with more liquid/cream products. I want to finally feel confident in what I can create – hopefully enough to share some looks with you guys, not just the products.
Be more mindful, more reflective and more grateful – I know I have my own issues and insecurities (as does everyone) but this year I want to be more grateful for the things I do have, reflective upon changes and places to go and overall be more mindful – of myself and my health, of others and of the world around me. I want to really be able to make 2018 a truly positive year of change and happiness in my life and I know that this will really assist me in achieving this goal.
Five simple and achievable goals – let’s do this 2018! I’d love to know what one of your goals is for this New Year! Are you an overall goal setter or a strict resolution striver?