New Years Resolutions

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;

  1. Lose weight
  2. Jog more
  3. 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.

R x