So, 2017 just zoomed by and we’ve officially welcomed 2018 into our lives. One week in and I’m still reeling in the fact that 2017 just flew by just like that. I can’t be the only one who feels like time keeps moving faster and faster as the years pass by, right?
As always, the new year tends to bring in new things – resolutions, mindsets, hairstyles, etc. The whole “new year, new me”. After abstaining from resolutions the past two years, I kinda miss them and so I’ve decided on joining in with the festivities. I’ve tried to narrow them down and not add “do well in school” because like duh, I’ve got to do well in school. Here are my resolutions for the year 2018:
- Take better care of my skin
This means not skipping out on moisturising and drinking hella lot more water. I swear, I think my skin and organs have grown to hate me because I always deprive them of water. I just forget to drink water and I’m not even sure how.
- Exercise way more regularly but also enjoy those workouts
I started working out more from November 2017 so I’m planning on keeping it going. I’ll probably incorporate more swimming into my workouts and varying the types of routines I use so I always look forward to lets-shed-some-pounds time. I don’t want it feeling like a chore.
- Bake more
I’ve got a massive sweet-tooth and I also enjoy baking, especially the decorating part. I haven’t baked pavlovas in over a year and that’s just awful because everyone loved them when I whipped up those in the kitchen. I also got a list of pastries I’d like to try baking and you know what, this is the year my oven’s gonna overheat (okay, not literally because ovens are expensive).
- Blog more
I’m a new blogger but so far I’m enjoying finding my blogging voice and expanding my writing style. I’ve always enjoyed putting my thoughts to paper and it generally makes me happy. That’s the goal – do things that I love that makes me happy!
- Not letting anxiety ruin things for me
Somehow, I’ve developed anxiety in the past two years and it tends to cloud my mind completely that I can’t focus on the task at hand or the conversations I’m having with people. Enough is enough and I can’t hide within the confines of my home forever. So, I’m going to be saying yes to a lot of things this year and pushing past my comfort bubble so that bubble keeps growing in size. Even if it scares me, I’ve got to keep reminding myself that things are never as bad as it seems and at the end of the day, the people that matter to me will always be there. Baby steps are still steps forward.
Hmmm, I think I’ll leave it at five resolutions for this year. That seems manageable for now. Maybe it’s the radiant confidence the new year brings in but I’m feeling positive about my resolutions. What are some of your resolutions for 2018 and how’s week one of keeping those resolutions going?