It’s somehow already a week into the new year! I’ve been super busy as I started a new job and we’ve been looking at moving, so here’s a look at my resolutions for 2020.
Since May last year, me and my partner have wanted to move. We viewed loads of properties before I went backpacking in Asia but didn’t look much after arriving home. We’ve recently started looking again, especially as I have a new job and travel quite far for it. So our aim is to finally move, hopefully in the next month or so.
2-Eat Healthily & Exercise
This has been one of my resolutions for years, but I always put it so I hold myself to account. Last year I did really well with my eating and exercise so I want to continue that.
So this is another resolution I always choose as it helps me stay on track! Last year I read seventeen books so my aim for this year is twenty. One down nineteen to go!
4-Do 2 New Things Per Month
This is always one of my favourite resolutions as it can include anything from trying a new food, to travelling a new country. It pushes me even more to try/do new things.
5-Cook One New Thing Per Month
I actually enjoy cooking but I don’t always have the time or energy to try new recipes. I have several cookbooks I’d love to use more, as well as a few recipes friends sent me for cookies and shortbread biscuits I’d like to try, so I hope to experiment in the kitchen more.
6-Buy Less/As Ethically As Possible
Over the past year I’ve bought an awful lot less. I used to shop constantly for clothes and cosmetics and had so much ‘stuff’ that I felt overwhelmed and didn’t appreciate all I had.
Last year I shopped a handful of times and felt better within myself. I could enjoy and appreciate my new purchases and spend money on other things. So I want to keep to another low-buy year.
Many of you will know I’m vegan, but I want to extend this to shopping habits. I want to buy from more cruelty free and ethical brands, as well as buy and use less plastic.
7-Travel/Go Backpacking/Go For Days Out
Last year I went backpacking in Thailand and it was one of the best things I’ve ever done! I felt happy, carefree and I got to explore such a beautiful country. This year I would love to backpack again, as well as travel new places.
Me and my partner also love days out and we have a few already in the calendar.
8-Use My Phone Less
And finally, the resolution I failed on last time which is using my phone less. I feel that I use my phone too much, mostly for social media but also just browsing the ‘net. It’s addictive and it can mean I don’t switch off or fully take in a moment.
This year I want more time away from my phone. I want to enjoy each moment, not worry about Instagram or Facebook, emails or anything else.
Let me know your New Year’s Resolutions for 2020.