January is upon us. Some of us will have been thinking of some resolutions which we believe will somehow drastically change the course of our lives during the next year and we will emerge at the end of 2017 with a body like Gigi Hadid, and the diet of Joe Wicks.
Yet, if like me, each year you vow to exercise more and eat healthier and then crumble as soon as January reaches its second week, perhaps keep the pizza in the fridge, and try something different this year. Here’s a few ideas which may help.
Being unafraid of failure and to take more risks is one of the things I am going to do more of in 2017. Sadly women (not all!) can sometimes be risk adverse, but it is important for us all to face our fears and take more chances. While some risks don’t pay off, some do and regardless of the outcome, a lesson will be learnt that can pave the way to a fresh opportunity or build confidence in a new area.
For bloggers this could be going to a blogger event, stepping out of your comfort zone or even trying a new avenue. At work, taking a risk can help you demonstrate you aren’t happy how things are and willing to challenge them, which can help you stand out.
Do more of what makes you happy
Doing more of what makes you happy is not just hippy nonsense, and here’s why: Doing more of what makes you happy, in your personal life and building on some of those so called “micro pleasures” give us an outlet outside of work life. If you have a busy life filled challenges, these outlets can really help de-stress and stay balanced.
It could be blogging more, seeing old friends, or reading more, whatever it is don’t lose it and make it grow in 2017. I’m going hopefully do more of my painting because it’s fun, messy, puts a big smile on my face!
Visit at least one place you never thought you would
Travel is always a good thing. If you can, and don’t already, try to visit more countries, learn a different language or about a contrasting lifestyle. If travel abroad isn’t possible pick a place in your own country with interesting local history. After visiting some totally stunning and unusual places on the cheap through Air B and B recently, Derek and I hope to book our main honey moon in 2017 so watch this space- Bali here we come??
Celebrate your little wins
Keeping motivated both at work and at home is hard. I think, this can be because sometimes we lose sight of the end goal when you are working towards big things. Things like moving house can take so bloody long to achieve. This is why my final resolution is to celebrate the little milestones along the way. For me this might be guest blogging (hopefully for Festival Brides(!) ) or getting to a certain number of followers on Instagram. When I do, I’m going to have a big old glass of wine and probably a big slice of pizza too…
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