SURPRISE, I’m back! After a month and a bit of a blogging hiatus due to mental and physical health issues, I’m returning to the land of ashlexyz. I’m ready and motivated to come back to the blogging world so it only seems right that my first post of 2017 is my resolutions, even if it is a little late! Every year since I can remember, my number one resolution has been to lose weight so this year I’m switching it up and adding in some challenges for me to tackle that will hopefully help me with my resolutions!
Before I start the resolutions, I’d just like to quickly thank everyone for their continued support on my blog during my hiatus – even without posting I’ve had quite a number of views and new followers which definitely motivated me. I especially want to thank everyone over on twitter for being so understanding and supportive – you’re all stars! Now then, enough of the babble and lets get on with the post!
Be happy with myself
My goal this year isn’t to lose weight, but it is to work on myself and become a happier, healthier and all round better version of myself. I want to be happy both mentally and physically, so I will be adapting my lifestyle to help me meet mental and physical goals.
Show my emotions more
I’ve always been pretty bad at showing my emotions which can get very frustrating for other people. I’ve been with my boyfriend for almost two years and I don’t know how he’s put up with my lack of affection and emotion, so this year I definitely want to start showing more appreciation for him especially.
Blog, blog, blog!
I want to carry on blogging and make it even bigger and better! I only started blogging in September – but I’ve already achieved so many of my blogging goals that I set out for a year of blogging! I’m going to carry on working on my blog, with my biggest goal being to work on my photography to improve my posts.
Read more books
There’s really nothing better than getting lost in a good book and over the last 3 years whilst I’ve been at uni I lost my passion for reading. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve not lost the passion for buying endless amounts of books – which means I’ve got a huge pile to get through, so 2017 is definitely the year!
Drink nothing but water for one month
It’s not that I’m bad at drinking water – I just never see the positive effects of it because my diet is so poor. For one whole month, I’m going to drink nothing but water and hope that linked with my healthier eating, I should see the positives and hopefully continue a healthy lifestyle after the months up. I’ll be cutting out tea, coffee, juice and fizzy drinks and literally consuming no other drink but water!
Unsubscribe from unwanted emails
I’m sure I’m not the only person that signs up to something for a one time only deal and the regrets it for the rest of my life when I get endless amounts of emails and spam from them. What do I do about it? Delete the email and carry on receiving them. Not this year! I will be actively unsubscribing from the unwanted emails to end the unnecessary amount of emails I receive daily.
Make breakfast a priority
For long enough I would wake up early for university or work and feel sick to my stomach so I wouldn’t eat breakfast. I stupidly blamed the early start for my constant sicky feeling but it turns out when I went to the doctors about my anxiety and got put on medication for it – the sickness disappeared. Now I’m in the routine of skipping breakfast which is a bad habit I want to break this year!
Hopefully I can stick to these resolutions and I can tackle the challenges like a boss. This post is going up 2 weeks into the new year and so far, I’m drinking more water, eating breakfast more often and stepping up my blogging game so we’re off to a good start!
Have you set yourself any resolutions or challenges? I’d love to know what they are!
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