Welcome 2020!

Do you set New Years resolutions?

I like the general premise of it however unless they are quite basic and small, it’s quite unlikely that I will stick to them throughout the year. My friends are giving up chocolate or cutting out meat, neither of which I can do haha! There are loads of things I’d like to achieve and do this year. Thinking about it now, I’m not entirely sure how I’m going to do it, but we’ll just see what happens.

This week has been a weird one. Having a bank holiday in the middle of the week always feels a bit strange, and you never really know what day it is. I’ve spent my week at work as well as just chilling at home trying to reorganise my life, getting all those niggly tasks that I have been putting off sorted, cleaning and decluttering and spending time with family.

2019 saw me going to 8 gigs which I can definitely top this year. My favourites were Tom Walker’s free Valentines Day show and Lewis Capaldi even though he was sick and was loosing his voice. I absolutely love seeing artists play live. Not only do you get to see an album brought to life, but you also get to experience new music from the supporting artists/bands.

Valentine's Day

What I will do in 2020

-Drink more water
I know it sounds silly to even mention this, but I know I definitely don’t drink 2 litres a day. Considering how much I have to talk at work, it should be an easy fix for 2020.

-Stay fit and healthy
I miss the release of endorphins you get from doing exercise. Getting up at the crack of dawn and sometimes not finishing work till late in the evening really does not give me much time or motivation to exercise. One way to remedy this is to stop working crazy hours so that I have more time and energy to focus on me and my wellbeing.

-Screen downtime
I always do a little cheer when I get my weekly screen time statistics on my phone and see that my usage has decreased. I do spend a lot of time in front of my phone and laptop. I really want to get into the habit of switching off earlier in the evening to give myself a break and also hopefully get better sleep.

I already have two destinations that I plan on visiting soon, which has got me really excited for 2020!

 

Another Year is Here

2019 is here already! That was quick wasn’t it? What did you get up to on your New Year’s Eve celebrations? I was actually pretty late leaving work, having done a full 12 hour shift on my feet. I was absolutely exhausted and ready to just go to bed. Family friends came over for dinner which is a sort of tradition for our group of friends. We play lots of games like Big 2 and Monopoly, eat lots of food and watch TV whilst we wait to watch the fireworks at midnight. I pretty much spent the whole of New Year’s Day catching up on sleep. I woke up to eat, then didn’t get up properly till 5pm. I’ve had very little time off during the Christmas break, so I definitely needed a day of rest.

I’ve actually spent most of my week clearing out my room. I have far too much stuff for a small room and clutter builds quite quickly. One thing I always try to have is a clean desk. Once it’s clear, I find it a lot easier to sort everything else out.

The start of a new year is a good point to re-evaluate what happened last year. The good, the bad, and everything in between.¬†I have lots of goals and things that I would like to achieve in 2019. Some of which are slightly more personal, and the others are things like, I would like to teach myself how to code and travel abroad more this year. I loved visiting New York back in October. This year I definitely want to travel in and around Europe, as it’s not that far away and quite easy to plan long weekend trips.¬†Essentially this year, I would like to spend more time on myself. Giving myself time to rest, learn new skills and experience new things.

Most people mention weight when a new year starts. Whether it is to gain to lose. Last year, mine fluctuated massively. My only real goal is to now maintain my current weight and continue training and being on my feet as much as possible. Even on New Year’s Day I had the sudden motivation at 23:55 to go on my cross trainer. Haha! That never happens. Long may it continue.

I’ve been a lot more productive ever since I’ve started writing things down. Notes on post-its, to do lists and mapping out my week. Seeing all my thoughts on paper really helps me to visualise what I actually need to do and when, instead of all my thoughts floating around my head. Then I am able to break tasks down in manageable chunks. This is how I manage to be productive with my time.

 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! It’s 2018 already! The older I get, the quicker the years just seem to fly by. I spent New Year’s Eve watching Harry Potter and the Cursed Child with my sister. I was given tickets for Christmas back in 2016 and it’s been a year long wait to experience the world of Harry Potter once again.

New year’s resolutions. Do you make them? I don’t usually. I have a habit of setting far too ambitious goals for myself to achieve before the year is up. This year will be different. My first goal is to make healthier food choices and to spend some more time exercising and staying fit. Probably everyone has something similar that they set themselves annually, but my main goal is to just feel healthier in myself and not necessarily to loose weight.

I also want to spend more time reading. I love the experience of going into a bookshop to buy a book and taking it home to spend the evening reading till the early hours of the morning. However, I don’t give myself enough time to do that anymore. I like to keep my books in pristine condition so I won’t usually carry them around in my bag because they would get scuffed being tossed around, so I will only ever read at home. The problem is that by the time I get into bed and want to pick up a book, I am just too tired from work or I’ll just want to switch on Netflix and fall asleep.

This year I also want to continue journaling. So much happens so quickly, it’s nice to keep a record of what went on so I can look back on events years later. As a teenager I would do this everyday. Now I probably won’t need to do it as often. Haha!

Anyway. I think that’s all I can think of for now. I have a couple of other goals I want to achieve this year, but I’ll share those with you at a later date. Happy 2018!