January is a time for resolutions resolutions and goal setting. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Mine was pretty special and didn’t disappoint! It was stressful, busy, fun, memorable and every time I think back I have a huge smile on my face! I hope it was the same for you too!
I haven’t been totally focused on the things I wanted to achieve. So I’m interested to see if my subconscious helped me out. Let’s recap on December’s goals..
I did alright didn’t I? Well done me for hitting some of my goals *pat on the back*. So moving on to January what do I want to do? I’m not all about this “New Year, New Me” stuff. If you want to make changes or a fresh start, I really don’t think it should be dictated by when the number at end of the year changes. I don’t intend to make any resolutions either. I’d be lying to myself if I said I was going to change for the better because I’m a pretty perfect version of what I am anyway. So why bother? I’d much rather stick to my monthly goals and do more of what makes me happy.
Get Organised – Being ill the last couple of weeks means I haven’t really spent a lot of time looking after the house or staying organised. So everything feels a little chaotic to me at the moment and it’s got me wound up pretty tight now. I feel like I need to burn it to the ground and start over!
Once I get over the last leg of this flu thing I intend to do a pre-spring clean and get everything neat and tidy. Tidy house, tidy mind as they say!
Stay Out of My Overdraft – I am terrible for this. There is absolutely no reason why I should ever hit the minus figures on my bank account and the only reason I do is because I spend my money on useless shit and food. I want to avoid that this month and be more responsible with my cash flow, so this will be a very conscious effort and a demonstration of self restraint I’m not sure I have, haha.
Upload Twice a Week – I’ll post something new on Instagram every day or every other day. Then I’ll upload a new blog every Tuesday and Friday/Saturday. I’ve gotten accustomed to this routine but with December being pretty manic I slipped up a little. So I’m definitely going to focus on this goal and stay consistent.
Get Back Into Yoga – Having Fibromyalgia limits me to what kind of exercise I can actually do without over exerting myself or passing out. My blood pressure is so low I’m practically dead so doing much of anything is hard for me. But when I was doing this little and often at home I really did feel so much better for it. I felt alert and energised, I felt more flexible and I could see myself getting a little leaner. But I have a bad habit of not sticking to things so I’m going to incorporate this into my day. Even if it’s just for 10 minutes.
Apologise Less – I literally apologise to the couch if I walk into it. I apologise to people who are holding a door open for me, I apologise for anything and everything. It’s almost like I am apologising for existing and I shouldn’t feel the need to do that.
I’m not ashamed of the space I occupy in the world. I know my place and who I am and don’t need to apologise for anything. Unless of course I’ve genuinely screwed up.. in which case this is compulsory.
“Sorry” is a word that’s as loosely given as the word love. That makes me sad because it diminishes what it really means. So this month I won’t be apologising for anything other than when it is truly due. I’ll be interested to see the impact this has on my mental health too.
So there we have it – no resolutions, no crazy notions about overhauling myself as a person or changing the world. Just simple, achievable and positive goals for a better January.
Have you set yourself any resolutions or goals? Let me know in the comments below! ♡