Start of a new year, means a whole new chapter for some. I definitely feel that this year I’m one of ‘those’ people who are in the midst of setting new year resolutions, joining the gym, clearing out the cupboards…etc.
Infact, mine started a little earlier as I actually started going on daily jogs/runs/collapsing on the streets, towards end of December and I managed to amp up my running to 3km, which I know probably doesn’t sound like much but for someone who literally drives everywhere this was a bloody good start. I then went onto joining the gym, there’s one right next to me where I work which is pretty convenient and ideally I’ll spend an hour or so after work and end up missing the evening traffic. I also managed to go to a Pilates class which was completely underwhelming – extremely soft stretching but I was itching to sweat and challenge myself. Next week I’m going to try and build up the stamina to go and do some weight training.
I also want to spend this year being more self aware and give more time to my well-being. I spend so much time worrying about work, my students, data, result entries etc. that it absolutely absorbs everything that I do and all my energy, therefore giving myself some ‘me’ time is something I need to invest in a lot more this year.
Spending less frivolously and investing money into good quality clothes and accessories instead of fast fashion items that don’t last a while is a huge goal that I think I will aim to manage more this year. I think I’ve started well, 9 days in but there’s a whole 354 days left over.
Try not to get into into the hype of the ‘blogging’ world – it’s so easy to get sucked into the whirlwind of every blogger having the latest jacket/perfume/shoe/bag and then I end up buying stuff that I really don’t need/want. So it’s time to step back and think whether or not its a necessary purchase. Would I buy the item if it wasn’t on every blogger? If not, then it’s probably not worth it. I mean, half my wardrobe is blogger inspired clothing items – that’s some influence right?
Overall I need to be more, self-loving, self-aware and self-caring… so let’s raise a glass of water to 2017!