Isn’t this the most cliche titled blog? I just thought that I haven’t managed to post another blog since before Christmas, so I thought I would maybe write about something a little more positive. In my previous blog, I was rather negative about the year I had, and I think that was mainly down to my mood at the time. However, I had such a good Christmas, that I have started off this year with a lot of positive vibes.
I know a lot of people say ‘new year, new me’ and this usually makes me cringe, but I feel like something has changed within in me already (I am fully aware we are only 4-days in…)
Although the year has just begun, I have changed my attitude, my diet and I have started to focus on the positive side of things instead of wallowing in self-pity. This is why I thought I would try and start the year off right on my blog too!
Dieting is a word which makes me cringe, as I have been an on-and-off dieter for years. However, last year I managed to gain a stone back of the four stone a lost in 2017, but I am so determined to smash it this year. I have already been reluctantly doing the 30 Day Shred each evening, eating better and trying to get those steps in (I even refused a takeaway on New Year’s Day). I have always felt down about my weight, as I just want to be healthy, so I am so determined to lose at least 3-stone this year.
If anyone knows me personally, they will no that I am probably the most negative person they have ever met. However, I am trying not to bring people down around me by having a negative comment about everything and trying to stay positive and be happy for them. Additionally, I am going to make sure I take some time to myself so that I can enjoy some self-care, even if that is by getting lost in an audiobook, having a long bath or having a little nap.
This links in with what I have said above really, I often stop myself from being truly happy by either worrying or bringing along those negative vibes. I think my bad mood affects the people around me, especially my boyfriend. This means that he often thinks he is the one making me unhappy, but it is the complete opposite, he is often the only one who makes me happy *cringe*.
A Fresh Start
I’m not going to lie, but 2018 was hard in many ways. I felt like my head was in bits, I was stressed for about 80% of the year, but I do think the start of a year can mean a fresh start. I want to leave all of the negativity in 2018, and focus on making 2019 a great year. I want to improve my work ethic, both in my job and my blog, I want to create a happy home by giving my house a fresh lick of paint, I want to get outside more and just enjoy life.
This may be the cringiest blog post I have done, but I wanted to leave it here to remind myself that things aren’t all that bad!