At the start of January, I posted ten New Year’s Resolutions that I hope to achieve this year. So here’s a look at how I got on in January.
1-Start to exercise more
I definitely achieved this goal in January. As well as going to the gym, I played badminton and also went for a long walk through a nearby country park and forest.
Another tick! For the most part I’ve eaten a lot healthier. I’ve been choosing healthier snacks such as fruit salads and vegetables and I’ve opted for the healthy options when I’ve eaten out.
3-Read one book per month
Sadly with late work finishes and not much time, I only made a small start on a book. I’m hoping to make some time to catch up soon.
4-Watch 50 films with my partner
In January we made a start by watching three films. They are:
What We Did on Our Holiday (On TV)
Fifty Shades of Grey (DVD)
Me Before You (DVD)
I’ll be doing a full list at the end of the year of all the films we watched.
5-Getting into a better sleeping pattern
This has well and truly fallen by the wayside due to a busy work schedule. I’m hoping to try to get into a better routine this month.
6-Do 2 new things per month
In January I did and tried several things for the first time.
Me and my partner went for a walk through a nearby forest and country park, which we’ve not done before.
I made my own chocolate chip and banana pancakes.
I tried the veggie flatbread at Pizza Hut.
I also tried a Donburi at Wagamama.
Me and my partner celebrated Chinese New Year in London. We also tried a Bubble Waffle and ate at Orient London restaurant for the first time.
7-Visit three new places (Country, City, Town or Village)
I didn’t visit any new places in January, but hopefully soon!
8-Start driving lessons
I haven’t started lessons yet, as the plan was to start around spring time. I’ll be re-applying for a new provisional license in the next month or so.
9-Use up what I have before buying more
As I got a lot of gifts at Christmas, there’s not been anything that I’ve really needed. The only things I bought in January were essentials, so I did well.
10-Take time to enjoy life’s simple pleasures
At times I have focused and enjoyed the simplest of things, like going for walks and exercising. However, as it was a busy month, I sometimes lost sight of the small things. I want to find more time to practise mindfulness.
Let me know how you’re getting on with your New Year’s Resolutions.