We can all get so busy and consumed with our day-to-day lives that it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important, and that includes self-improvement. As of lately, I feel like I’m constantly rushing around, but what am I actually doing? Well nothing productive that’s for sure…
Catching up on sleep, rushing home to watch back-to-back Netflix series recommended by friends and work colleagues, going on dates just for the sake of it and draining my valuable energy, no more! I want to change direction and focus on bettering myself for the remainder of this year, because I’m worth it dammit and when nothing goes right, go left, right?! No more dwelling on things that are beyond my control, I’m ready to focus on making changes that are within the realms of my power.
One of my goals for 2018 was to cook more, which thanks to my recent weekly meal prep routine, I can safely say that I’m smashing and enjoying as I do so. It actually gives me a real sense of pride when I manage to cook up a recipe that both looks good and tastes great, I genuinely feel the urge to high five myself sometimes.😂
But there’s a lot more than I want to achieve before the year’s over. I want to do more random activities like I used to. My friends and I can get into the self destructive habit of convincing ourselves that we’re so old and that staying indoors is the way to go. Sure I love my bed more than life itself and an evening on the sofa is sometimes just what the doctor ordered, but right now I feel like it’s the time to be out and about. I want to make an effort with my appearance and get dressed up purely because I can and because it makes me feel good and confident! Plus, London in the Winter time is my favourite place to be, there’s always so much going on, so I want to take advantage of that. And I’m 26, not 86 for Pete’s sake! I don’t want to be the type of person who wakes up at 6.30am, goes to work, comes straight home, eats, sleeps and repeats 5 days a week and then does life admin over the weekend. I want more. I need more.
I also want to keep close to my friends and experience new things together. I’m done with the repetitive chats about dating, how we need a man to complete our lives and the reasons why we’re all stressed out and failing at life…yawn. We need to get out of this rut; there are better ways to be spending our time together guys!
Furthermore, I want to rekindle familial relationships that have weakened over time. So many of my cousins live within walking distance of my house and we grew up together. But as of the last few years, everyone’s become so “busy” that we only ever get to catch-up at big family get-togethers. No one makes the effort to drop by and just chill for the evening without a specific reason anymore. So I want to do just that. A lot of people would kill to have the kind of support network that I’m lucky to call my own, so I want to make sure that I make the most it, before it’s too late. I don’t want to be shocked at how much my cousins have grown or how they’ve gotten engaged or been travelling the world without me even realising!
And I want to start driving again. It’s been on my to-do list for such a long time now (anyone who knows me will be nodding their head right about now), but I know I need to just bite the bullet and conquer my fear. And there’s no time like the present!
And finally, I want to get back into the habit of blogging on a regular basis. I’ve said it before, but this blog keeps me sane and when I’m not writing I don’t feel like I’m fully in sync with myself. Recently it’s taken a backseat in my list of priorities, (it’s been over a month since my last post, eek!) but hopefully the more interesting things I do, the more my creative juices will start to flow and the more I’ll be inspired to write.
I know that’s a lot of things to tick off in just two months. And if the next 8 weeks go by as quickly as the rest of this year has so far, then I better get my skates on! I’m done sitting around waiting for answers and signs, it’s time to take action. #WomanOnAMission😎