I have never been one to make New Years resolutions. Everyone knows they fade away after the first couple of weeks in January. That said, this year I have a few things that I really want to achieve. I know I am a bit late to the party but I wanted to see how January went before I fully committed. I don’t really want to put them in to Room 101, so instead I plan to just make a few achievable goals and TRY to stick to them!
- Increase Activity
I am not active in the slightest. I work in an office, hardly ever leave my desk, and I am that person that tries to park their car as close to the front of the supermarket as possible. I actively try to avoid activity. I know that whilst on SW you don’t have to really concentrate on being a full on fitness freak (thank god), so I don’t really want to start something that I know for a fact I cannot keep up and I don’t particularly want to start something that spends what little spare time I do have on getting sweaty on purpose (thus causing yet another hair wash that I cannot be bothered to do).
Reading this back I seem way lazier than I actually am.
So, you’re probably thinking if I don’t want to start exercising, why the chuff am I making this resolution? Well, I want to eventually start to going to some exercise classes. For now I am going to start parking the furthest away from the supermarket doors.
- Get up earlier
I like to sleep. I love to sleep in. At work on Friday afternoons my colleagues inevitably ask the ‘so, what you up to this weekend? Any plans?’ question and I always usually answer with ‘I plan to do nothing’. I am partial to a lay in on the my days off. Days off aside, I am terrible (TERRIBLE) at getting up in the mornings before work. I set my alarm for as late as possible, I never leave enough time to get ready properly and I am never fully awake when I start my car. I have made the decision to get up ‘early’ every day (by early, I mean a normal time for most normal people). This will hopefully give me enough time to make my myself look presentable, to check the weather and to do whatever else needs doing. I will also be able to confidently say that I will be fully awake when I start my car in the mornings.
- Get more sleep
I like to sleep. I like to sleep a lot. I think that is now obvious. However, for a person who likes to sleep so much, I am left wondering why I decide to go to bed at ridiculous times. I think the main culprit is my obsession to scroll. I get in bed, plonk my phone on charge and start the scrolling. Facebook, Insta, Twitter. Once I have exhausted those, I then move on to You Tube. My boyfriend is much the same. The thing is, I have already seen all of the stuff I have just scrolled through. I am just scrolling for scrollings sake. This has to stop. Plus, it isn’t really helping with my above resolution. I think a 11pm social media cap is doable, that said, weekends don’t count, right?
- Meal Prep
I am terrible with this. I never used to make packed lunches, I always used to eat off the cuff. At work we have three food vans that visit us every day. Three. They offer all sorts of amazing shitty foods and I would spend an absolute fortune on buying this tasty crap every day. I have told myself that I am going to make lunches in bulk so I have no excuse.
I also get in from work utterly knackered with no idea what to do for dinner. Take away? Yeah go on. Well not anymore. I am going to do a weekly dinner plan so whilst on my way home I can mentally prepare myself for what I am about to cook (and to give myself a little pep talk). I will embrace my slow cooker and use it for the greater good.
- Drink more water
Apparently helps with weight loss. Nuff said.
- Be more organised with house work
I go through phases of being a neat freak and phases of being a slob. I just wish I could find a happy medium. I will wash up every day (now we don’t have a dishwasher I finally realise what all the hype is about), keep on top of the laundry pile and pair up ALL of my socks.
Well, there they are. Written down. Official. I am a month in and I am not doing too bad! What are your New Years resolutions?