January Doings

We're well and truly stuck into the new year, a new term and I don't know about you, but a fresh mindset too. Gruesomely cliched as that might be, I've been eagerly anticipating the January roll-over, partly so that I can reap the benefits of others around me also focusing their energies on positive change. Several lovely bloggers have been taking stock of their January and I've borrowed the words floating around to make my own list:

Making small steps towards big goals.

Drinking more consciously: less fizzy drinks and what feels like buckets of water.

Reading so very many crime thrillers.

Wanting far too many things; it's been a year and a half but I can't seem to stop nesting.

Looking forward.

Playing with Play Doh more or less every day at work.

Wasting time and learning to enjoy it without feeling guilty.

Fixing door handles and sodding silicone grouting, because it'll take months if I wait for the landlord to do it.

Deciding to be more healthy and positive.

Wishing we lived by the sea.

Enjoying evenings filled with candlelight.

Liking my growing streak of at least 5k a day on my exercise bike.

Wondering what it will feel like to turn 26 and whether I'll suddenly, finally stop feeling like a teenager.

Knowing that I am capable of doing what I set my mind to.

Loving mine and D's dynamic. And my new George Foreman grill/griddle. Lots.

Pondering my career path.

Considering doing some 'how-to' paper-cutting posts.

Watching Room and experiencing the roller-coaster of emotions that comes with it.

Hoping to get to where I want to be.

Marvelling at how much difference that extra fifteen minutes sleep really makes.

Smelling Prada D'Iris thanks to my lovely mum.

Wearing one of D's half marathon finishing t-shirts to bed and feeling super cosy.

Planning our holiday to Athens.

Following lots of beautiful and inspiring blogs.

Realising that my time is precious and if I want to achieve my goals I shouldn't let others take advantage of it.

Losing my sense of self this year but feeling it creeping back, slowly but surely.

Thinking about a million paper-cut plans.

Feeling grateful for all the little joys.

Buying butt-loads of fruit and veg.

Laughing uncontrollably with D about nothing in particular.

I'd be interested to hear how others have responded to these!

New Year, New Goal

2015, though full of love, was full of change, adjustments and hard work. It was a pretty exhausting year and I let it get the better of my health and overall happiness. Work became my main focus and I was staying past my paid hours and working a position I don't get paid for, sapping so much of my energy that my own time was compromised. I'm pretty sure I napped through most of 2015. 

This year I resolve to use my time wisely and to my own benefit, rather than allowing myself to succumb to tiredness, which only leads to other bad habits which have taken root this year. I've already begun to break them and put better ones in place, but mostly this year I want to enjoy where I've worked hard to get myself, not compare myself to others, continue to grow and pursue my dreams - disgustingly cheesy and I've got much more work ahead of me, but I resolve to enjoy the journey and not let it be one that wears me down. 
So I will be better, but I will also remember that I am enough.
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