New Year’s resolutions are a little faddy but it is a good time to start giving yourself a few new challenges, look to starting a new hobby or maybe even readjusting your current way of living completely.
It’s so easy to get lost in the rat race, concerned with getting a new car, house, bigger and better everything… What we forget is that how we feel inside and about ourselves has the absolute biggest and most profound affect on our happiness, our well-being and feeling contentment instead of stress, anxiety or even depression.
It’s very easy to forget too, that our happiness depends entirely on ourselves and the situations we allow ourselves to get into or indeed stay in. We cannot look to others to make us happy- you’ll only end up being let down as at the end of the day, everyone is human!
I can often take too much on board, add too many to-do’s to m to-do list and try and justify it to myself afterwards, but the truth is, I’m not very good at totally relaxing or doing ‘nothing’.
Doing nothing for me would be sitting down for a few minutes and getting up to clean the dishes, do a little work, go for a walk or put on a wash. Not exactly relaxing 🙂
However, I do think that some people have more energy than others, albeit a nervous energy, I think that other people need to move more often and need their days filled with little jobs, to-do’s and mini adventures!
So for 2015, instead of the typical New Year’s Resolution list, I’m putting together some goals that will impact my health, fitness and my mind and well-being:
1. Get back my balance- I feel a little too -on-the-go at the moment and feel like I need more walks, less work!
2. Finish my second E-Book as soon as possible so I can share all my new yummy recipes 🙂 And on the same not- I want to drink more water as when it’s colder I find that pretty tough and I also want to learn some new exciting recipes for quick but tasty evening meals!
3. Work on my flexibility and mobility a little more- I had a hip injury for most of last year and want to make sure that’s a thing of the past.
4. Learn to do some more advanced yoga like acro-yoga! I really want to conquer my fear of heights and being upside-down and learn to do a handstand properly!
5. Increase my strength but stay as lean as possible- within reason…I really want to increase my strength again as have been avoiding lots of squats the past while due to aforementioned hip injury 🙁
6. Work on my fitness with (a little!) more cardio- if you’ve been following my page for a while now, you’ll know I’m not cardio’s biggest fan. Truth be told, we kind of hate each other. But I’ve decided with my trainer Chris to increase my fitness/sprints and other horrible exercises to see if I see any new results in the coming weeks!
7. Work on expanding my site, my facebook page and my general social media following by more regular updates and more fitness videos– I haven’t uploaded many videos recently as have been so busy!
8. Qualify as an Advanced Sports Nutrition Advisor- Not necessarily a change of career but definitely a further step into what I love 🙂
9. Find my form of meditation- I think I need to find something that’s not a sun holiday that makes me TOTALLY relax- I’m still looking so any suggestions are more than welcome 🙂
10. Get regular treatments that I love done- such as nails, massages, facials etc… I don’t spend money on alcohol or going out really only on special occasions so why not spend the odd little splurge on number 1? Who’s with me??