Hello March and hello spring… well now storm Emma has disappeared. Being already three months into 2018 I sat pondering whether or not I am where I want to be and I admit I was slightly (ok I mean extremely) hungover when I was thinking about my life and we all know this is not a good concoction.
As a result, I sat watching some inspirational videos and thought about how I can make some small changes in order to be more productive and be happier with where I am.
I am normally a person who sets big goals normally every Monday, and end up failing and feeling extremely guilty by Wednesday. I am sure we have all been there. So, looking back on this I have changed my perspective on my goals and have decided to make small goals which I can work on and not just goals that are for that week.
Plus, I think if I have told you guys I hopefully will be more likely to stick to them… hopefully!
1 Make my mornings more productive.
I am an early riser. Always have been and always will be. But, despite getting up so early I never make the most of my morning. Now, I do not want this goal to be get up and go to the gym. I wish I could be one of those people who jump out of bed and to the gym but I am just not and I accept that. If I know I have to get up and go to the gym I normally cannot sleep the night before (I know this sounds ridiculous but that is just me).
Usually, I get up and have breakfast and wait around until I have to go to university at 10am. But, I want to change this. I want to get up drink lots of water, have breakfast, get ready and do something productive. This can be some uni work, blogging, tidying up or even reading a magazine (I am a magazine student so I count this as work). Just to tick off some of my to-do lists before I have even left the house.
What does your morning routine look like?
2 Eat more mindfully
Over the past few weeks, I have felt like I have not really been eating and savoring the meal. Simply put I have just been eating very quickly and not even thinking about it. I love cooking and always cook from scratch and then I sit down to eat and I do not even think about it. Why am I going to all this effort for it basically not to even touch the sides!
So, this month I am going to lay the table, sit down with no phone, eat slower and just enjoy the food that I have made.
The habit I also want to include in this category is to eat when I am hungry and know when I am hungry or full. I am a snacker. And I want to stick to three meals a day that are nutritional, delicious and fulfilling.
3 Four good workouts a week
I have fallen out of love with the gym. And, because of this I skip three, four days at a time and end up feeling so guilty. I put a lot of pressure on myself to go as much as I can and then I end up not going. But as of now, every Sunday I am going to create four workouts that I love and set them up for my week. I normally aim to go at least six times a week and I think this is why I have fallen out of love with it. I think if I put less pressure on myself I will rekindle my love and enjoy the gym rather than seeing it as a chore.
What are your favorite workouts?
4 Work my butt off at university
My masters is flying by! Literally, I only have few months left of teaching… let that sink in! I am loving the course and the experiences I am gaining from it. I recently got some results back too and I am extremely pleased and it has just made me want to push myself even harder and impress not only my tutor but myself. It is only a few months or hard work and I am just going to go full steam ahead. I will let you know this progress.
And that is all the goals I have set. Just small everyday things I want to achieve.
Do you have any goals for the rest of the year?
Until next time,