Wow when did that happen? 2017 already! And almost half way through the month! Crazy! I hope you all had a marvellous Christmas eating too much,spending time with family slumped in front of the telly and eating too much. One can never have just the one mince-pie, no no no, it has to be at least a hundred or so. And you can never really have too much chocolate or cheese and crackers. It’s the one time of the year where you go “Right body, I have been dieting and starving myself all year, time to indulge and go mad!” Besides, we are only going to attempt to lose it all in the new year. That’s what resolutions are for, right?
I have never really liked New Years resolutions. I have just always found that it’s too much pressure on me, that it makes me feel like a failure if I scoff a cheeky doughnut or miss a workout because I’d rather sleep. It’s horrible as I am sure you know. I think it’s because we set our standards so high. We are all determined that the new year will bring a new us, a new outlook on life and a fresh start! Wrong! It can only bring self-doubt and self loathing as we realise that we can’t change who we are overnight. Why would you want to? You are unique because you are you. Anyway people never really change, we can’t. We can change our perspective though and how we handle things. We as humans are always aiming to better ourselves whether it’s our minds or bodies, we are always seeking out new and exciting ways to live a better life. We want to make the best of life and strive to be the best we can be. However expecting to achieve all of that in such a short space of time is a little unrealistic. We set resolutions to kick ourselves up the butt to join a gym for a year but only go for a month and then never again. To throw out all the naughty food to only find ourselves shoving spoonfuls of peanut butter down our throat at 3 am because we want to TASTE something. To get a new hair style and hate it within seconds of leaving the hairdresser’s and spend the rest of the month wearing a hat so no one can see it. Need I go on? Just a few reasons why I think personally New Years resolutions are that bad joke that keeps appearing in your Christmas cracker year after year. Anyone remember the Christmas episode of the Vicar Of Dibley where she has THREE Christmas dinners and the same joke in her cracker at each one? Like that!
So for the past few years instead of setting myself resolutions that will never be achieved, I set myself goals. Tiny, little goals to help me become the best of myself and achieve the things that I want to achieve. Not because society says so but because they are things that I want to do. Want to hear them? No? Tough! *sticks out tongue* Here they are!
1.) Try not to comfort eat! Eat when I am actually hungry! and maybe try to eat more greens as I do like my veg. Be a bit more healthy but don’t become a health nut! I like CAKE and will not eat a carrot instead! Just the one slice instead of 3 or 4… or compromise with carrot cake.
2.) Find an exercise that is fun to do. Like dancing around in my kitchen to cheesy pop music when no one is at home or giving yoga a go. Something fun and not boring. Can running around after two boys count?
3.) Write more! Whenever I get the chance, write write WRITE!
4.) Read more! The same here too! READ!!!
5.) Play more Pokémon! In fact play more games! Finding the time is difficult but even if it’s just a few minutes a day or so, play!
and last but not least
6.) Stop feeling bad about yourself! Be confident, embrace the person I am, don’t beat myself up if I have a bad day. They happen. Accept it and move on.
And that’s about it I think. Just a few little goals that I would like to achieve this year. If I don’t then I don’t. I won’t feel guilty or like a failure. I am only human and will make mistakes. It’s how I handle life that is the main thing.
Now, where’s my secret stash of chocolate? That’s the problem of it being a secret stash, I can’t remember where I put it so little hands can’t gobble it up! AHHH!
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