So it’s been a bit of time since i’ve written anything. Those of you who follow me, might have seen that pre-christmas is always one of the busiest (especially when you’re trying to fit in a full-time job) and I haven’t really had the time to sit down and created content i’m happy with – I’d lost my mojo.
There’s been a lot of change in my life in the last 12 months, some positive and some negative, but i’ve decided 2018 is going to be my year of really making sure I’m happy (rather than smiling through your teeth because you don’t want to cause drama/feel like you can’t open up to anyone).
So what am I going to do, I hear you ask? Well this isn’t a “new year new you” piece, just a concentrated list of things i want to write down so i can air out my 2018 plans – if you’re reading this, you’re here for the ride.
Happiness Is Key
When you start to think about what actually makes you happy, how much of your time are you actually spending doing this? There’s times when you think you’re happy but actually you’re just going with the social convention of happy and secretly you’re miserable – whether you realise it or not.
2018 is going to be the year where, if i’m not happy, something’s going to change. I am quite a strong person but in the last couple of years i’ve been dedicated to my career and not thought whether that particular career is what I want … So for 2018 I want to reevaluate what i’m doing in all aspects of my life including my career, so I can go to work happy.
As a blunt person i’ve always aired my thoughts and feelings in a way some people might find off-putting – but it’s made me stronger and more resilient. On the flip-side it’s made me lack emotional maturity at times and pushed people away. I’m not going to stop being like that, as I love that side of me, but I want to take that side of me and aim it at things that make me unhappy.
Step 1 – Blogging makes me happy.
Step 2 – Start writing about something that is personal and interests you.
Step 3 – Don’t give a sh*t whether people read it, you’re doing it because it’s your choice to.
Time To Relax
In the past couple of years, I really haven’t taken the time to relax. My last holiday was nearly two years ago (which was a weekend break, not a proper “fly and flop” – as my friend Jess refers to it) which is great on one hand, i’ve been able to concentrate on my career, take the time with dating & not have to save £500 for a single week break…
On the other hand as i’m writing this, I know I need a break. I need a “flop” and need to relax – mentally and physically. So 2018 is the year that i’m going to chill out, travel (when possible and without jeopardising my career/relationships) and soak up some well needed sunshine.
It’s Time To Start Moving
So in 2017 I really fell off the healthy-lifestyle bandwagon. I haven’t really done much exercise, i’ve been eating really badly and therefore put on weight – all of which has led to internal unhappiness and a spell of low self confidence. I’m not going to start saying “yeah, i’m going to be in the gym 5 days a week and only eat leaves” because that’s not me either – I like to eat (whether it’s the good, bad or ugly!)
So as part of my new years resolutions (the only resolution I made), I bought a new cookbook (which includes not only the good, but the bad and the ugly) and want to fall back in love with cooking from scratch – something that I really struggled with in 2017.
I love cooking and i’ve really missed it. I’ve already started cooking more this year, and feel so much happier, as there’s a sense of achievement & commitment. Hopefully this will continue throughout 2018 as well as getting back into shape / regularly doing exercise I enjoy (enjoyment is the key word here).
If you’ve gotten this far, i’m pretty impressed, so thank you. Let me know what you think and what you’re doing in 2018 to make yourself happier….