It’s that time of year where I put together my list of futile attempts to better myself for the new year. Looking back at last year’s, I haven’t done all that well in 2019. I’m hoping that 2020 will be the year I actually make some progress with my resolutions and improve my mental health, my blog, and my life in general. It’s that classic thing – get slaughtered on new year’s eve and sort your life out from there. So, what am I hoping to attempt in 2020?
Drink More Water
Okay so I made this one last year and I did pretty well for the first 9 months. After that I was lucky if I made it to 1 litre a day let alone 2. I’m not really sure what changed, I think I just got a bit lazy. More water meant more trips to the loo and the toilet in my office is vile, so I don’t think that helped matters either. Anyway, I said the same last year – that my face currently looks like a connect the dots – so I’m determined for 2020 to be the year that I smash back 2 litres a day. Once again I’ve treated myself to a new water bottle, only this year I didn’t bother with one of the fruit infuser things because let’s face it, I was right when I said I wouldn’t keep up the effort.
Eat More Healthily
The issues with my stomach this year have meant that I haven’t really been eating as well as I should over the last couple of months. I used to snack on fruit and veg throughout the day when I was working and at one point I was completely smashing it, but when things started going wrong with my stomach, my appetite really took a hit as well. This year, I’m determined to get things back on track by taking healthy snacks for lunch rather than bars of chocolate and packets of crisps. I’m hoping it will also have a positive effect on my skin too.
Take My Blog Further
I didn’t expect to keep going with my blog as long as I have this year, so I’d like to go a step further in 2020. There’s a few things I’d like to be able to do in the new year, in particular, working with brands and growing my following, but I’ll go into a bit more detail in a future post!
I mentioned in my last post that things went a bit downhill when it came to exercise, mainly as a result of having no time. For 2020 my goal is to actually make time to work out and to get back into a decent routine with it, as I think it will do wonders for my mental health and hopefully even my stomach too.
I usually make this resolution every year and it always goes out the window, so to stick with tradition, I’m making it again this year. I often slip up when it comes to buying crap, so I think that’s the main thing I need to work on.
I have a gorgeous notebook I bought to entice me to journal more, and yet I’ve barely used it. So, I’m armed with a few journal prompts and some fancy new pens and I’m determined to change that this year. I’m hoping it will also be beneficial with my mental health too, which ties in with my next point.
Work on My OCD Recovery
It’s no secret that my OCD has taken a bit of a wobble this year, so in 2020 I want to work on getting back to the point I was shortly after I was discharged from the mental health service. While getting back into the CBT is a long shot given that I’ve had all I’m allowed on the NHS, I have a load of self help guides and workbooks that I’ve never actually used. I think now is the time to make use of them.
It’s no secret that I can be quite the ungrateful bitch at times, so I’ve decided to work on that and to be a bit more positive in the new year. My goal is to write down one thing I’m grateful for each day, and in my monthly round-ups I’m planning, I’ll be sharing my list.
Practice My Ukulele
So I invested in a ukulele last year. I attempted it for just over a month and I gave up yet again because I wasn’t getting it. It appears I don’t have the magical talent to just pick up and play an instrument which is clearly what I was expecting. However, that doesn’t mean I should have stopped. So, I’m going to try and make an effort this year.
What are your new year’s resolutions? Let me know in the comments!