So I know I’m a week late on this, but whilst I was away in Cornwall I had some time to think about what I wanted to achieve this year so I decided to write down some New Years Resolutions. It is a great excuse to make a bit of a fresh start, and set some goals for the year ahead. Having said that, I don’t get too caught up on it… life is busy, and if I don’t manage to tick everything off, I wont get upset about it. It is just nice to have a few things in mind!
1. Wash my hair every other day
So this might sound a bit strange, but since I can remember, I have washed my hair every morning. Whilst chatting about hair with some girls at work, they told me that they only wash their hair every second or even third day… and they have shiny, healthy looking hair! I decided it was worth a try as mine is not in great condition. I made a start on this one about two weeks before Christmas, and I’m telling you, it is not easy! I am still showering every morning, but using my Soap and Glory shower cap. The temptation to just whip it off is ridiculous. But I’m getting there! On the hair wash days, I am trying to blow dry my hair properly, rather than just blasting it. This seems to help it look fresher the following day. I have also bought myself some dry shampoo for emergencies! I will keep you updated on this one…
2. Step up a rung on the career ladder
I am moving departments at work tomorrow, and I am feeling really good about it. At first I was gutted to be told I was moving, as I love my team and the products I work with. But now I am really excited to get stuck into my new area. I am looking at it as a great opportunity to continue gaining experience, and work towards my goal of becoming a Buyer (I’m an Assistant at the moment). I’m not saying I am expecting to become a Buyer this year (or even next year). But I would like to continue working my way up in the right direction.
3. End the Year without an overdraft
I’ve had an overdraft since I was at Uni. I hate using it! But occasionally I have to dip into it at expensive times i.e. when my car insurance is due, or for Christmas shopping. I know that this year is going to be an expensive one (I get married this year… Yippeeee!), and Christian and I are saving hard! We always said we didn’t want to have to stop living our lives in order to get married, but in these last 9 months before the big day, we are going to have to make some bigger cut-backs. So my goal here is to make sure we don’t spend beyond our means. I would like to avoid having to pay off the wedding for months afterwards.
4. Get fit (or quit the gym)
This is a pretty standard one… I want to get into a better fitness routine. At the moment, I go to the gym as and when I can be bothered! Which is not often enough. It costs a lot of money each month and I hate it when I realise how much each gym session costs me when I only manage to go once a week. So my goal is to go minimum 4 days a week. I would like to start the Yoga class on Wednesday evenings, and use the pool more too. I have got the incentive of my wedding dress to motivate me this year which should help. But by the end of January, if this isn’t working, then I need to quit. The extra pennies will help towards Resolution no. 3!
This sounds like a simple one, but I am determined that I am going to enjoy 2015! It is a huge year for Christian and I. In case you missed it, we are getting married this year!!! I am super organised in life generally, and planning the wedding is no different. I am loving it at the moment, and I want it to continue that way. My aim is to get as much done by summer, because I imagine those last few months will fly by. I really hope that I can just relax and embrace everything in the run-up and on on the day. It wont be easy, as I am naturally a bit of a worrier. But I’ve got 4 very willing bridesmaids and I am roping in help from the families already so I have no reason to get overwhelmed… again, I will keep you updated on this one!
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