RESOLUTIONS I'M GOING TO KEEP THIS YEAR

New Year Resolutions That Are NOT Related toWeight Loss

It’s time. 2019 is already here, and the goals, statements and promises are pouring in.

Gyms, new relationships and jobs, quitting bad habits and drinking more water — we all know how it goes. While those are honourable, here are some resolutions I’m really going after this year. I wanted to write them down here to hold myself accountable. Hopefully, I can actually keep these:

Rest when needed (=more)

I suffered from a severe burnout back in 2017. It was really, really bad. While I’m trying to be more mindful with my business/life balance, I’m slowly going back to working non-stop. And if not working, then thinking about it, reading field-specific books and watching relevant videos. Of course, these things also fall into the category of self-investment and self-study which is good, however they don’t let me have a room for doing nothing and being present. Long story short, I do not know how to rest properly. This year, I am going on a beautiful journey of mastering the art of relaxing and leaving it all behind.

 
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Take better care of myself

Self-care procedures are super important to me, and, sadly, I’ve been neglecting a lot of them lately. Especially when the stress of moving abroad kicked in. It’s not about weight or figure — it’s about nourishing the soul and the body with the right foods, giving my muscles and joints the level of activeness that’s needed to keep them healthy… I am so going to level up my vitamins and supplements intake, do face and hair masks, ditch pre-made dinners from Delhaize and cook more!

Read as much as I can

2018 was a bomb year for me in terms of reading. It’s been ages since I’ve started doing challenges on Goodreads (follow along! ^_^), and this time I totally crushed it. I pledged to complete 27 books in 2018 but ended up reading 55! I’m that girl that prefers a good book to a movie or a night out. Reading is my sort of meditation, and not only it helps me feel more fulfilled, it’s also a great source of inspiration every single day. I read whenever and wherever I can, and what actually pushed me do it more and develop a habit/schedule is the Miracle Morning Challenge I tried out in January-February.

Wear lipstick every day

Most of the times I work from home. While PJs and messy buns are super cozy, the lazier I am about my appearance, the worse I perform at my tasks. My focus vanishes, and all I want is to have a Nesquik+Netflix kinda days. Taking this into account, I am planning to meet my to-do’s with slightly fancier looks — compared to my snuggly sleepwear, of course. Besides, I have a husband walking around the house, and it is much more important that he sees me pretty and polished, not only random people in the streets and at the office.

If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack.
— Coco Chanel
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So there you have it. I will try to keep these, and we’ll check in again in December. What are some of your resolutions?