Every year I decide to make a set of resolutions, well they tend to be more like goals for the year ahead. It can be anything from tiny changes like bring a packed lunch to work for four days in the week (I did this a few years ago) right up to big things like find a new job (which is one that I completed this year).
I thought I would share with you my resolutions for 2019. Every year I write them down on a piece of paper or in a notepad but, the scary thing this year is that they are now out there in the big wide world for you guys to see – and hold me to!
See more of Europe
I’ve been lucky enough to do quite a bit of travelling, but on the whole I’ve visited quite far-flung places and I’ve realised that I’ve left off quite a few places that are close to home. Destinations on my bucket list are Amsterdam, Budapest and Prague. Also, I’ve never even been on the Eurostar, so I’d like to give that a go. There may be chance for me to tick off a few European cities with my current job, but I’m also hoping to have a few holidays too.
Cook more/eat better
Now, cooking definitely isn’t one of my passions. The thought of coming home after a long day at work or after a gym session to spend ages in the kitchen really fills me with dread. However, I know that my eating habits have gotten worse since moving to London. I trend to choose quick and easy meals for convenience (hello potato waffles and poached eggs) and although I don’t eat really badly, I know I could eat better. This year I pledge to get organised with my food shop and stock up on healthy things that can be prepped easily. And hopefully my bestie Grace (who’s a dietician) will be proud.
Book something for next New Year’s Eve
Every single year New Year rolls around and Arthur and I go, “oh yeah, we should have booked something”. So THIS YEAR is the year. I’m going to get super-organised and get something sorted well in advance. I have no idea if it will be a quiet cottage somewhere in England or a proper holiday with big celebrations. Either way, I just want to have something booked in, as this year we watched the fireworks on the telebox (saddos). However, I was actually secretly quite happy with our chilled night in. My other bestie, Chelsea bought us some gorgeous champagne glasses for Christmas, and along with some Laurent-Perrier it was the perfect way to start the new year in style.
Try more fitness classes
Throughout the past year I’ve been to a whole host of different fitness classes – I’ve been spinning, given Hot Pod Yoga a go (review coming soon) and even braved a pilates reformer class. Next year I plan to be just as adventurous with my workout choices and just a few I want to tick off the list are F45, Crossfit, Barry’s Bootcamp and KOBOX, so keep an eye on my Insta stories!
Keep loving life
Lately I’ve really been living life to the max and I continue to do more of the same in 2019. By this I mean saying yes to new opportunities, booking lots of fun things in with my friends and generally being really happy and satisfied with my life. Obviously there are some days that are hard – London can be quite an unforgiving city when you are having a bad day – however, when that does happen, I pull my positive pants on and remember that I have so many reasons to smile.
Here’s to a rather fabulous 2019!