Now we are just over half way through the year, by gosh hasn’t it flown! I thought it was about time I sat down looked at the goals I set myself in January and see how many of them I have hit, missed and what I would now set as new goals for the rest of the year. There have been so many changes to that I never really thought would happen, which have maybe meant that some goals where totally out of reach but I aint gunna use that as an excuse. More of a reason why I need to work my ass of for the rest of the year to reach those goals! Who’s with me!?
Do More Of What You Love
This was a pretty important one for me, with 2015 bringing the dreaded anxiety word to my world, I knew I had to concentrate my all onto getting on with the thing I loved and not let anything else stop me. I would say this has been pretty succesful, I am by no means saying I am now the most relaxed super human on the planet, but I am a lot better than where I was this time last year. It feels crazy to actually think about the state I allowed myself to get into last year, and how easy it is to creep back into a land of stresses and anxiousness. I think the best way I have achieved this is when the feelings start to creep in, notice them, find out whats causing them and then just fight it. Get out, do things, do anything that takes your mind off the things that are making you feel that way. The other thing I think I have found really helps me is to think about my future where I want to be and what I have to do to get there. That way when I started to feel anxious I thought about why and how I had to overcome that feeling to then allow myself to get on with the rest of my day/life.
Look After Yourself
This one is a little similar to the last but more about my appearance. This has a huge effect on my mental health state, so if I can keep this one up than we are winning. I wouldn’t say I have been hugely successful with this one, I get into a routine where I am constantly looking after my skin, watching the foods I put into my body etc. I was amazing at this at the start of the year, making sure I took time out of my day to look after myself, but then things gradually turned back to what they where. Taking my make-up off with a make-up wipe which my skin does not agree with, nope! Eating what and when I wanted, but I am getting back into a better routine with this. As you know I have started Slimming World, you can read my first post here. I also went to my first Person Training session just a few nights ago, which honestly killed me. I feel like I am never going to be able to walk properly ever again. But honestly after I felt incredible, I felt like I have conquered the world. As one thing I have always wanted to do is put in a real, good workout. Believe me this one was, I had to stop because I thought I was going to throw up! This hasn’t been ticked off just yet but we are slowly getting there.
I would say I have my fits and starts with this one. I tend to find once I have finished a good book I find it really hard to then get into another. I think this is the worry that the next one is going to be nowhere near as good as the last. I have definitely read a lot more so far this year than I ever have but I still want to read more! I’m keeping this one going though, with a lot more books collecting in my book shelf that need reading. So lets not take this one-off yet.
This one may seem a little strange, but I’m one of those people who write a hug To Do list, I am still guilty of this, and never get the focus to actually sit and work my way through it. Which means things get left behind, hence the reason you will find my little blog gets lost and then I pick it back up again and then before long its gone again! I have not mastered this one and it definitely needs to take first position on the rest of the years goals. Lets see if we can get this ticked off for the end of 2016 .
I am a huge sucker for saying no to new things. I get scared, okay. I like to be in a comfort zone and never leave it. I would say I have been pretty brave in what I have done so far. Although there are still a lot more things I wish I could say yes I have done that. Maybe I could write a blog series on this. Things that I find hard to say yes to and how I eventually do say yes! Hopefully!
I have a long way to go with these goals, along with the personal goals I set for CharlotteSamantha which I am so far away from right now. But lets not say it’s never going to happen, because with a little more hitting of these goals you never know what may happen!