Last year I made a list of just five resolutions that I wanted to acheive over this year. I deliberately kept it to only five goals since since any more than that (at least for me) makes me feel so pressured that you quit one month in and I hate quitting.
Just before I write my 2014 new years resolutions I wanted to go over the one’s I made last year and see how well (or badly) I managed.
No.1: 20 minute exercise a day
This one kinda failed, but was also a massive success. Though technically I was aiming at excersice I made more changes to my diet this year and it made such a massive difference to my overall health, especially my heart problems which are pretty much gone now.
- I found out I’m really allergic to milk. Which was quite hard to cut out at first since I’m a big ovomaltine drinker since I quit tea, but my mum introduced me to coconut milk which, apart from being so much nicer than cows milk, is also amazing for your skin.
- While I’m on the allergy train another one I found out I’m not good with at all is wheat/gluten. Now THAT was hard to cut out! Pasta…you will be missed.
While I can have wheat in small amounts (chicken katsu for example hehe), something like a full bowl of pasta will have me bloated, groggy and depressed for the rest of the week, not to mention a spotty mess.
But in terms of setting myself 20 minutes per day where I was doing ballet training, pillates, belly dancing or zumba I failed miserably, but hey, diet is the biggie so overall I’m really pleased!
No.2: More travel
This one is a bit of a yes and no answer (so half a point?). In terms of makeup jobs and traveling in England I did a lot more of that this year which I was very happy about. And I got to visit Madrid for a week and explore the museums and churches (though for the second year in a row the Royal Palace was closed), so I didn’t get to see that, but overall I’m happy with what I managed. But next year I’m aiming for more.
No. 3: Read more
Ok I’m not even going to try and excuse myself on this one. I failed miserably. Other than blogs and art books (which don’t really count) I don’t think I even managed to read one book. I know…I should be ashamed.
No. 4: Buy NICE Clothes
YES! SUCESS OF EPIC PROPORTIONS! Though I might have triggered a bit of a serious shopping habit and a pinterest wardrobe habit, for the first time ever I feel very very happy with my (ever expanding) wardrobe. I now have most of the ‘classic’ items which I like mixed with the more gothic, quirky and lacy styles that I like.
No. 5: MORE ART!
Though overall I wish I’d worked on more art projects, this year as been quite good for expanding my art muscles. But doing more never hurt ;)
Now to make a New Years resolutions list for 2014!
Some of these old resolutions will make it to the new list, but I’m doing to do my best to try have have at least 3 of my resolutions being new ones.