I don’t make new years resolutions generally because they always fail two weeks in, but I really do need to find a consistent blogging routine and actually follow through with it.
My last post was October, shocking I know, but after I blogged I was hit with three very long essays for university and all my time and attention went to them. Not a very good excuse, I know, but I am promising myself and making a digital copy of this promise to blog far more frequently. I actually enjoy writing all these practically irrelevant things; so it shouldn’t be too hard to do. Although, on reading back at my first ever post, I realise I am not as interested in beauty etc. as I had thought, as I cannot think of much I could write about. So instead, I am going to write about whatever interests me. I hope somebody out there in the big wide world finds it interesting too.
New years resolutions, who made them?
On the first of January, yesterday, I took my dog for a walk and there were an abundance of people. The most I think I have ever seen out walking or jogging, and I walk my dog pretty much every time I am at home. I said to my parents ‘give it two weeks and the amount of people out at this time will have halved’. I cannot wait to return in two weeks to see if my thesis is correct.
I was always guilty of making new years resolutions, past examples have been as follows;
- Lose weight
- Jog more
- Eat healthier
All rubbish in my eyes and in hindsight. None of these would make me happier, just feel guilt about not doing them. Just because it is a new year does not mean I need to fill my belly with salad every day and run off every donut I eat. No thank you. The only thing I want to achieve this year is to make myself proud, do things that scare me and challenge me and most importantly, be happy. I wanted to read more books; I didn’t make it a resolution about it, but went to Waterstones on the 31st of December because I wanted to. Not because I thought it was what I should do, but because I forgot what it was like to get lost in a book. I’m two days into January and I am very close to finishing ‘Everything I know about love’ by Dolly Alderton. I would highly recommend and plan on doing a book review this week on it.
Are you making new years resolutions? My advice to you is that if you are going to make a resolution, make it nothing to do with your appearance. Make it to do with your experiences, your mind, your health. Do things that make you happy, make resolutions to better yourself; not to weigh yourself. Gain experience, happiness and gratefulness.
Happy 2019. I know it’s going to be a good one.