As the New Year is already upon us, I thought it would be good to talk about New Years Resolutions. Rather than setting myself some unrealistic goals that I’ll never achieve, this year I’m reflecting and using my thoughts to process how I feel and to realise what I should be doing more of…
I took part in Veganuary last year as a trial to see how I’d get on with it, and I surprisingly loved it! Sadly, I didn’t stay Vegan after January, but I did incorporate more plant based recipes into my diet, and have mainly drank Soya Milk since. So, this year I thought why not do it again! Cooking Vegan is something I really enjoy, and it makes me feel ten times healthier, so that’s a win win for me.
It’s not too late to join me on the Veganuary hype. Find out more on the official Veganuary website.
I really enjoy reading but I always seem to slack with it, or I can’t find the right book, or I “never have the time to read” (she says whilst scrolling through Instagram). So this year I really want to read more. I’m currently reading “Then She Was Gone” by Lisa Jewell, and next on my list are:
- The Handmaids Tale
- Brief answers to the big questions
- Everything I know about Love
- Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Got any other suggestions? Pop your comments at the bottom of this post!
Do more yoga
If you follow my @lilliawalsh Instagram you will know that I do like to post about Yoga every now and then. When I lived in Nottingham I had enough space to practice Yoga in my flat, but since moving to Derby and then back home again the habit just seems to have slipped a little bit. BUT the good news is that my new gym does 3 yoga classes a week and I am definitely going to sign up for 2 of them so that I can get my Zen on twice a week.
It’s such a good opportunity to unwind, stretch it out and get some good deep breaths in. If you’ve never done Yoga before but want to try it, I would recommend Yoga with Adriene on YouTube. Specifically her 30 Days of Yoga is really good to get you into it to learn the poses and start practicing your flow.
Travel (even more…)
Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good holiday. I usually go on around 4-5 holidays a year and this year is no different. I have already booked a 3 week trip to travel around Thailand for March, and I cannot wait! Aside from Thailand I’m also planning trips to Poland, Croatia, Lisbon, and a cosy, relaxing getaway to Centre Parcs in Nottingham with my girlfriends.
Because I used to love blogging! I don’t even know why I stopped but it’s been almost a year and think it’s about time I put this domain name to use. Expect to see more of me!
Focus on “me”
This year I want to take some time out and just focus on who I am as a person. After spending so long in education and then working my butt off to get a career, I feel that it’s time I put myself first and figure out exactly what makes me happy. My career and personal life has been a whirlwind of ups and downs over the last 18 months and now its really time to chill out and focus on ME… if I can work out who I am as a person that would be fantastic!
What are your New Years Thoughts? Let me know in the comments!