3 positive lifestyle changes I want to make

November 7, 2017

Lifestyle changes I want to make

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? 

Charlotte xx


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8 responses to “3 positive lifestyle changes I want to make”

  1. Hayley says:

    I completely agree with you on all of these points!

    I have never been to a gym but I do like to exercise from home and use routines on Youtube – but for some reason I just can’t motivate myself to actually do it at the moment – throughout the summer I was doing my routine every other day! I also need to drink more water, some days I purely run on coffee and coke.. terrible!

    Meeting up with people and arranging things is so difficult when trying to work around everyone’s schedule. I’ll admit also, I make plans and then I won’t want to go haha! I never bail but always have that feeling of I would rather stay home. Ever since I have started working from home I have made more of an effort to make plans. After all that’s the whole point in being self employed, I make my routine, thats what I think anyway. I always feel so much better after meeting my friends, even if it was just an evening in. My aim for next year is to be more spontaneous in suggesting things for me and my friends to do!

    Hayley | hayleyxmartin

  2. I love the idea of learning calligraphy, but I’m definitely not artsy enough! I miss learning too, so I’m trying to learn a bit of Spanish with an app on my phone, and I’m loving it

    Steph –

    • Charlotte Shares says:

      From what I’ve read online I don’t really think you need to be ‘Artsy’ to learn calligraphy! You should definitely give it a go 🙂

  3. Marie says:

    A great post Charlotte, thank you for sharing. I’ve definitely had New Years resolutions before that didn’t make it past January 😁 it’s good to start goals when you’re ready to do them, that way your more likely to stick with them. I’m looking forward to seeing your calligraphy on your blog/instagram 🙂

    • Charlotte Shares says:

      I’m forever failing at goals I set myself, so I feel really motivated to try and stick at it! My Christmas list is complete with calligraphy bits and bobs and I can’t wait to get started! xx

  4. Bexa says:

    These are all really positive goals Chatlotte! 💖 I like the sound of learning calligraphy, it always looks so beautiful. That would be a pretty cool skill to have ☺️✍🏻. I’m trying to be more active this year and going to different fitness classes at the gym. It’s going okay so far, just hope I can keep the momentum up in February 🙈. Good luck with your goals, hope you achieve them all 😘 xx

    Bexa |

    • Charlotte Shares says:

      I just enjoy being creative, so anything new I can learn I’m always up for!
      Good luck with your goal to be more active, I’m also hoping to be a bit more active this year but so far I’ve been plagued with the flu haha xx

  5. Learning new things is a great feeling, and I hope to do more of it this year. Last year I tried a lot of new things, but I want to try even more this year. I want to try new hobbies, learn about the past, and grow as a person. The best part about learning is that it’s never-ending, there is always something new to learn about. Calligraphy is such an awesome skill to have as well, I hope you enjoy it when you give it a try ☺️

    Indya || The Small Adventurer

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