A bit of a delayed post on my May progress, but as I was on holiday and then was working on the UK elections, it’s been a busy time. So here’s a look at how I got on in May with my New Year’s Resolutions.
1-Start to exercise more
In May I didn’t go to the gym once! But I did a lot of walking door knocking and campaigning for the election and a whole load of walking on my holiday in Italy, so I still did pretty well.
In May I was really good with my healthy eating. I cooked at home loads, I snacked on fruit and rice cakes, the only time I ate what I wanted was when I was on holiday. Although I don’t actually feel too bad about that, as my tummy seemed to agree more with the freshly made pizza and pasta I ate in Italy.
3-Read one book per month
Before we went away, I read through the Berlitz book, Italian Lakes & Verona Pocket Guide. I did most of the planning for our trip from reading articles online, but this book helped give me a bit more information about some of the villages and villas around Lake Como.
4-Watch 50 films with my partner
Eek! So May was the first month where we didn’t watch one film! I’m not sure what happened, but the month seemed to fly-by.
5-Get into a better sleeping pattern
I’ve been a lot better at going to bed at a more reasonable time the past couple of months. I still stay up stupidly late some nights, but I’m getting better.
6-Do 2 new things per month
In May we did quite a few new things.
We had brunch at The Phene in London for the first time.
We visited Milan and Lake Como in Italy and Lugano in Switzerland. We did lots of new things whilst we was there, like see Leonardo da Vinci’s painting The Last Supper.
We saw Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral).
And visited Villa Melzi, Lake Como.
As well as loads more, which I’ll be writing about soon.
7-Visit three new places (Country, City, Town or Village)
We visited two countries in May, Italy and Switzerland. We’ve been to Italy before, but it was our first time visiting the city of Milan.
The city of Como.
We also went to Cernobbio and Brunate, which are both towns on Lake Como.
And Bellagio, which is a village.
Lastly we spent the day in the city of Lugano in Switzerland.
All of these are places we visited for the first time.
8-Start driving lessons
I haven’t started yet, but I’ve got my photos sorted so I can send off for a new provisional licence very soon!
9-Use up what I have before buying more
As I’ve been good this year at not buying for the sake of it, I had a massive splurge in the shops in Italy. I’ll be doing a haul soon on all the goodies I bought, mostly from Sephora.
10-Enjoy the simple things in life
I feel like this one stays the same most months. I try to be thankful for all I have and to practise mindfulness, but when I’m super busy I don’t focus on the small things enough.
Let me know how you’re getting on with your New Year’s Resolutions.