As I said yesterday, doing a yearly flash back style post on NYE and a looking forward one on New Years Day has become a bit of tradition and I am very happy about that. I am a big believer in the idea that it is Very important to set goals, as it just generally helps you get things done more efficiently.
I stuck very well to my resolutions in 2014 so hope I can look back and say the same this time next year.
Buy good books and take time to read them
This is one that I really hope I can stick to. Reading has definitely slipped very near the bottom of my priority list. If I exclude the books I am obliged to read because of school/college work then I can shamefully admit that I did not read a whole book from front to back at all last year. I know, it's bad! Considering I am studying English at college I really feel it is important to carry on practicing reading as I feel I would gain a lot from it. You never know, perhaps you'll even see a few book reviews on Lucy Abigail in 2015.
Eat more real food
Another thing I'm very guilty of in 2014 is eating a lot of rubbish. My friends all know that I do have a rather burning love for McDonalds and do eat it a bit more often than I should. In 2015 I hope to eat more raw vegetables, less sugary, processed food and try to cut cows milk and whey powder out of my diet as a doctor I saw a few weeks back thinks this will help improve my skin.
Exercise even when it sounds like a bad idea
If you speak to Zack he will tell you that countless times this year I said "I'm going for a run tomorrow morning" and then used one of the following excuses the next day: I overslept, It was cold, it was raining, I had a late night, the dark is scary etc....
Purge the unnecessary
This is going to be my main focus for 2015. I really want to become less materialistic and put less worth and value into monetary things. I want to spend more time out walking than browsing the Internet and want to stop treating shopping as a form of entertainment. I want to live a more simplistic life....anyone fancy 'simple saturdays' as a series on the blog?
This one kind of follows on from the one above to be honest. In order to live a less materialistic life I need less things. In fact, I have actually already started completing this one. I store all of my makeup and skincare in the famous idea Alex nine drawers and it was completely full with far too many items of makeup and skincare. I have since condensed this to only 2 narrow drawers for makeup and one deeper drawer for skincare, woop!
Find the best in others
I know this one sounds a bit soppy but I want to really strive to do this this year.
Show others the best in me
Another biggy. I learnt the hard way how vital this is this year. At the first ever college party I made a massive idiot out of myself by drinking far too much and I'm sure a few people at college jumped to certain conclusions about me from this so I really want in 2015 to work on this. Eve things that don't seem too horrendous such as gossiping.
Make peace with imperfection, inside & out
If you read my 2014 reflections post this will come as no surprise as within that I spoke about how I regret wasting so much time worrying about my appearance in 2014. I have a few spots on my fave, who cares? Hopefully this year I won't!
What are your goals/resolutions for the year?