Anyone can make a lifestyle change, but it’s having the motivation to actually do it. Whenever it hits January, we all sit and write our New Years resolutions about how we’re going to change X, Y and Z and be an amazing person. Most of the time I get to the end of the year and I’ve still achieved nothing I said I would. Other people are bound to be like this too so I’m not alone.
I don’t know if there’s a thing around turning 25 – but since turning 25 this year, I have more motivation to actually try and get my shit together! I suddenly feel like more of an ‘adult’ and life suddenly seems to be a whole lot more serious. Did anyone else get this when they turned 25?! haha.
Let’s make some positive life changes
Of course, we all want to make positive life changes and this is something I’ve really been thinking about lately. I’ve been reflecting a lot and trying to come up with ways that I can impact my life in a positive way. I’ve come up with a list of 3 things. I’m trying to start in small steps, so I’m not going to suddenly dive into 10 changes. I believe that taking small steps is always the best way to start.
1 – Go to the gym twice a week
To some people, this probably seems like nothing. But the reality is I NEVER exercise and I know it’s not good for me. I recently joined a gym that opened around the corner from my house (what a PERFECT location! haha) and I’ve set aside 2 days a week to make sure I go. I’ve only been going for a couple of weeks, but I already feel like my sleep pattern is improving and I feel like I have more energy. I’m really hoping that going twice a week will have a positive impact on how I feel and my general wellbeing.
2 – Keep learning new things
Being a child and learning new things was always one of my favourite things. I loved going to school, college and university. I got so much enjoyment out of learning new skills as it gave me a real sense of achievement and confidence. This definitely had a positive impact on my life. I really want to focus on keeping my brain active and learning new things. I’m always finding things on the internet and thinking ‘I want to try that’. Next on my list is to teach myself calligraphy as I love anything creative.
3 – Connect more with people
I will openly admit that I am terrible with this. I very much like my own company and being alone (or with Shaun). I’ve always had a very small group of close friend, but that’s just the way I like it. The thing is, as we’ve all gotten older, life has got in the way. Everyone works different hours, and trying to arrange a meet up is always such a chore! I really need to start making more time and effort to see my friends and family. At the end of the day, they’re always the ones that make me feel better, keep me smiling and support me through the good and the bad. I think seeing them more regularly will definitely have a positive impact on me.
If you could make 3 lifestyle changes, what would they be?