As my first blog post (both of the year and of this blog EVER), I thought I’d go ahead and reveal one of the most personal things a person can have…my New Year’s Resolutions! Though many disagree with the concept of ‘New Year, New Me’, I think it’s a fabulous idea! It may only be psychological and you could make these changes any day if you really wanted to, the idea of a fresh start really gets me motivated to change my way of life and do those things I’d always planned to at “some point in the future”. I started off my year by buying a new journal and noting down the most important habits I want to achieve in 2018. Here they are:
1. Drink More Water
It may seem like an extremely cliche resolution to have at the top of my list but it’s probably the most important one to get mastered quickly. I’m one of those weird humans that can go an entire day without allowing one drop of liquid to pass my lips. I rarely feel thirsty and genuinely just forget to drink anything. However, if I make a conscious effort to drink at least 2 litres of water a day, I always feel the benefits: clearer skin, clearer mind, brighter mood…the list goes on. Therefore, I’ve redownloaded a water logging app and am aiming to drink about 3 litres per day as I lead a pretty active lifestyle.
2. Get Into An Exercise Routine
Another cliche. I used to be an incredibly sporty child, always at one afterschool club or another. However, as I left school and became a young adult, not only did I lose my freedom and sense of innocence, I lost my motivation to exercise. Whenever I do get into a good routine of working out an acceptable amount a week, I feel great: my mood improves, I sleep better, I generally just feel more ALIVE. However, I always manage to slip out of that routine. Not this year though! I’m starting slow and steady and making it a crucial part of my life. I am aiming to workout a minimum of 3 times a week, with hopes of increasing this as the year progresses.
3. Read More
I’ve always been a massive bookworm, reading at least one novel per week. I even went on to study English Literature at university, meaning I had to read two novels per week and in depth. It was this course that led me away from reading for pleasure and, since I graduated back in May, I’ve barely read a thing. Therefore, in 2018, I want to get back to my love of reading. I also hope to post reviews on this blog and start discussions on the texts I love and hate.
4. Get Into A Blogging Routine
Another passion of mine is writing and, once again, I’ve gotten out of the habit since university. I have started this blog in order to let my creativity flow again and would love to get into the routine of publishing two blog posts a week.
5. Be Positive!
I’m not exactly a negative person but I do tend to moan a little more than is needed and expect the worst in both people and situations. This year, I’m nipping that mindset in the bud! I want to be positive about life and attract positive vibes my way!
What are your New Year’s Resolutions? Have you stuck to them so far? Do you think you can keep it up? Let me know in the comments below!
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