Happy New Year!
Sorry I’m a bit late to wish you well on the #bringon2016 bandwagon but last year I made a pact with myself that the first week of every January will be used to organize and de-clutter my life. That means wardrobe, apartment and the laptop… the works! It actually worked out quite well seeing as I was suffering with the jet lag from hell! Have no idea why it was so much worse this time around but needless to say I am regretting all those times I smugly said “oh jet lag? Not me, I never get it!” Totally jinxed myself, dammit. And on that note if anyone has ever seen any melatonin tablets on their travels let me know please!
Every New Year is a time for reflection on the year that has past, what you have achieved and what is possible for the year ahead. I know people say they hate the obligatory new years resolutions bla bla but I actually really enjoy setting them each year. Granted I don’t always complete them all; like that time I vowed to give up chocolate (as if) and the time I said I would go to the gym every day… not all of them are achievable! So my piece of advice is to look at them as goals. Make them achievable and not completely out of reach and start small. Perhaps there is a recipe you want to make from scratch that you have been meaning to try, a new skill you’ve been wanting to learn or perhaps this is the year you enlist the help of an uber talented website designer to help tweak your blog. Whatever it is write it down, stick it to the fridge, set reminders – do whatever works for you!
Last year I achieved half of what I originally set out to do and you know what that’s fine. In fact some of my 2015 resolutions aren’t really relevant anymore and they have evolved into bigger and better resolutions. That’s life and I’m not going to beat myself up about it and neither should you.
This year for the grand old year of 2016 I want to write more personal content for the blog (here’s my very first one… mini tick) and share my thoughts and opinions on things that matter through chronicling some of my experiences. I will also include some of these posts in some brand new video content coming soon. This has been something I have been meaning to do for a long time and this year I am going to embrace it.
On a more personal level before the year is out I want to hold an event to raise money for a charity close to my heart, take part in a 10km 5km run (see I’m being realistic) and start writing the book I have been planning in my head for the past 18 months.
Whatever yours are, enjoy this time for reflection and use it as inspiration for everything the year ahead may hold. So go on what is your number 1 resolution for 2016?