While I’m more of a Christmassy person one thing I really love about the New Year is it gives you a serious incentive to set your-self some life-changing goals. Last year my goal was to kick all junk food out of my diet permanently, so not a diet, a permanent lifestyle change.
Given than I’m a HUGE chocolate lover you can imagine how hard that was. But I’m happy to say I managed it and I feel so much better because of it! And the weird thing is that now I just don’t NEED that stuff anymore and on the rare occasion that I do have it I end up feeling quite ill. Was hard but so worth it!
So what are my resolutions for this year?
No.1: 20 minute exercise a day
When I was little I used to be very active. I did six years of Judo (was soooo close to my green belt!) 3 years of ballet, 2 years of trampolining (the professional trampolines not the round ones) 1 year of Irish Dancing and a ton of swimming. Around when I was 15-16 I started to get several health issues and found I didn’t have the energy or the time to earn the money to pay for the classes so I had to give them up.
This year I am absolutely determined to not let anything get in the way of building my body/heart back up to where it once was. Now that my diet is clean I want my body to feel strong and healthy again.
No.2: More travel
I’m absolutely determined to travel more this year. I don’t care if it’s just to London to tour the British Museum for the millionth time, but I need stop staring at a computer so much and actually go outside and fill my brain with new and exciting things, and I need to bring a camera with me and blog about it.
No. 3: Read more
I LOVE reading! One serious point of pride for me is I read the entire children’s section at our local library but once my A-levels and then Uni started I’ve had less and less time to just curl up on the couch with a hot chocolate and a book. My favorite geners are fantasy (no shocker there) sci-fi with a healthy amount of romance and action. Any suggestions?
No. 4: Buy NICE Clothes
Bit of an odd NYR but I have a serious problem with just having pretty much two sets of clothes which I wear on rotation. A big baggy guys shirt, with harem pants or jeans, and I absolutely hate it! On Christmas day I went through my entire wardrobe and found that it all fit in half a draw and half of it was brown or black.So my goal this year is to stop being such a miser, and each month to buy one nice outfit. Nothing cheaply made, good quality stuff that will last years which I love and makes me feel great. (and to blog about it)
No. 5: MORE ART!
More actual painting, more making weird and quirk stuff. More tutorials showing how to make them, just more fun quirky stuff in general. This year as well for my tutorials I really want to push myself to do more crazy and out there stuff. I am aiming to do a few “wearable” tutorials, but I want to make tones more “arty” tutorials.