Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year: 2016

So 2015 is finally over and 2016 is upon us. And let's be honest, no-one starts a new year without promising themselves they're going to change at least one thing. But I think we've all realised that the pledges you make don't really last much longer than 4 weeks...6 weeks at a (very motivated) push. And yet each year, without fail, people talk, tweet, write Facebook status' or a blog post about their "new year, new me" mindset, and I am one of those :) 

So here's 6 things I'd like to modify:

Stop procrastinating:
This is something that I really really need to improve, with increasing amounts of school work being set everyday I really need to get on with it and leave Instagram alone during my study time.

Be better at updating this blog:
I started this blog at during May last year and only managed to write about 11 posts...that is a disgrace. But lately, I've been feeling more and more passionate about writing blog posts so I want to keep that up and be more (a lot more) consistent with my uploads- which I have been for a couple of weeks so that's a good start! 

Not nap after-school:
I have adopted this really bad habit of coming home from school and immediately going hitting the pillow for an hour. This need to stop, it just stops me from focusing on what I should be doing and then messes up my night time sleep pattern.

Eat proper: 
I don't mean your typical "sugar-free and fat-free" diet, I just want to eat at regular intervals rather than just having one big meal at the end of the day, which is what I currently do. Sure I'd like to cut down the junk food too, but not completely, I just want to time my snacks and meals.

Exercise regularly:
Now this is something that is probably in everyone's resolution list! I want to get back into exercising regularly, I was really good at it during most of last year but near the end I became very unmotivated. I've always wanted to be able to dance too, so hopefully I'll learn to dance which will also count as a bit of cardio! Win-win

Write down the positives:
I saw this picture on Facebook the other day and it suggested that at the start of the new year, you should write down every achievement or anything that made you happy on a piece of paper and put it in a jar. Then at the end of the year, or whenever you're feeling down, just go through it! 
There's the 6 things I want to be able to keep up throughout the year, I didn't choose too many to keep life simple. Maybe I'll do a post at the end of the year to update you on how good (hopefully not bad) I've been!

Let me know what your new year's resolutions are! 

Happy new year and thank you for reading! 

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  1. The positive jar is such a good idea x

  2. I love these ideas ❤️

  3. Aw we started our blog in May too! I really like the positive jar idea, its so cute and I might try it too :) I definitely need to exercise more aha! Good luck in all your resolutions :) xxx

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