Happy new year! Also happy birthday to me, yes my birthday is the first day of the year. It’s not too bad, when I was younger I thought all the firework displays were for me, hey a girl can dream. It’s an easy birthday for people to remember though and because I don’t really drink I’m never hungover on it.
I chosen to call them goals rather than resolutions, people make resolutions and then a month later you’ve already given up on it. This year my goals are really important to me and I’m going to give it my all to achieve them. I feel like a slightly different state of mind can make all the difference. I’m going to set smaller monthly goals to help myself achieve them.
I know this is very cliche but it’s something I need to do. I have been unhealthy and this needs to be changed. I’m not doing it for the vanity reasons, I doing it for me. I want to be healthy and fit and live as long as I can without putting myself in harms way because I’m bigger. I’ve already re-joined the gym and brought some healthy cook books which are amazing and I will share more in depth with you guys in another post. The gym doesn’t open until 6th January but I’m excited to go back.
This year I’ll be working with Ikea to live a more sustainable life but not extreme so I have lifes little luxuries. This is called living LAGOM. I’m going to be focusing on reducing my energy usage and hopefully reducing my bills. Since moving out it’s hard to work out yourself on how to manage your own electricity, silly things like turning things off at the plug so you don’t use extra energy and not to leave my phone on charge all night because it’s using a lot more electricity than needed.
My next part is to reduce waste, when I first moved out I struggled working out how much food to buy and how much I would need. So I’m going to be looking for recipes to use leftovers and freeze more stuff. Whatever I can do to reduce food wastage. I will keep you updated on this too.
Focus on the Blog
I really want to be a better blogger this year. Blogging is my favourite thing to do and it’s a really good distraction when my anxiety kicks in, I can just ramble on my blog and it chills me out. I’m setting myself a goal for this year to blog every other day. I hope I can stick to it but if I miss a few days I’m not going to beat myself up about it. Theres another few things I want to do for myself, as long as I do them, I’m hoping to then look into vlogging a bit too, just like weekly vlogs. I’m not sure how interesting my life is to be honest. What would you guys like to see more of on drainedbeauty?