2019 – The year of change

There’s nothing I love more than a fresh start and a clean slate. Getting a new calendar and seeing that you have 365 days ahead of you to do what you want with them is a bliss feeling. Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting about where I am in life. If I’m being honest, I’m actually very happy with my life right now. I’m 26, I’m a homeowner and I have a job that doesn’t make me miserable. I’m in a very happy relationship and I’m surrounded by wonderful family and friends. But with that being said, there’s anything wrong with change. Sometimes you need to change things up to move forward and progress. I thought I would share some of the things that I want to change this year.

Stop being so lazy 

I’m actually a very productive person on the whole, but I find after a day at work I’m always really tired when I get home. I get up at 6am every day for work and I usually get home from work around 5pm. Once I’ve had dinner and done any chores all I ever do is sit on the sofa and watch the TV until I go to bed. This HAS to change. As many of you know I’m really into arts and crafts and would love to open my own business. I need to start being more productive during my evenings to make me dream a reality! I’m thinking of setting aside a couple of evenings a week to spend in my craft room getting some projects done.

Live a healthier lifestyle 

I never really exercise. Unless you count walking for 20 minutes a day from my car to work?! I know that I need to lose a bit of weight but instead of going on some stupid diet which I’ll never stick to I just want to try and live a healthier lifestyle. Last year I started drinking 2 litres of water a day and this year I’m going to try and up that to 3 litres a day. I’m also trying to cook more meals from scratch and eat out less. I hate the gym so I definitely won’t be joining one but I’m going to try and work out at home at least 3 times a week.

Make more time for friends 

I feel like I hardly ever see my friends. We’re all busy with full-time jobs and life just gets in the way. I want to make more of a conscious effort this year to try and meet up with my closest friend every couple of weeks. We love spending time together and definitely need to make more of an effort to fit it in.

Make date night a priority 

Shaun and I have been together for 3 and a half years now. At the start of our relationship we used to have ‘date night’ most weeks and I really miss it. We live together and also work together! (I know right, we must be crazy?!). Things have just become very ‘normal’ as we go about our day to day lives of getting things done. I miss going bowling, and going for walks along the beach and games nights! I definitely need date night back in my life!

I’m excited for 2019 and I have so much to look forward to. I’m hoping that making some changes to my life will make 2019 my best year yet. Are you making any changes this year? Let me know below.

Charlotte xx

 

 

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  1. January 9, 2019 / 9:20 AM

    I love these goals Charlotte! I can really relate to the first one, I’m up at 6am and don’t get home til 8ish and any spare time I get I just want to laze around! But 2019 is going to be the year of getting things done! In theory 😉 Good luck with your goals!

    Hayley x
    educatinghayley.com

  2. January 11, 2019 / 8:11 PM

    I like the idea of setting a few evenings aside a week to work on projects; that way you can balance everything and still have those chilled times you need x

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