I didn’t make any New Years resolutions this year. Nor did I set myself any goals. 2019 started off quite uncertain for us and to be completely honest I didn’t want to set myself up to fail. However, self care seems to be the buzz word of the moment wherever we go so, now that the chaos is calming I’ve decided I need to do a few things for me. I need to find a little bit of my independence again and dedicate some time to looking after me so I’ve made some promises to myself that will hopefully give me just that.
Firstly, I really want to pass my driving test this year. It’ll open up a whole new world and so I am determined to get on the road so I am going to book myself a course of lessons and get myself driving. This has been on my list of yearly goals ever since I turned 17. I’ve failed twice and ran out of money each time so couldn’t retake straight away. I’ve got to re do my theory test as it’s been over five years since I passed that, but I feel like I need to be on the road more now than ever. Getting out with two littles is a task in itself, let alone when it involves public transport and a toddler who despises being stuck in the pushchair! And besides that, I just really crave the freedom of being able to go out without having to worry about train times or relying on someone else to drive me there.
If the end of last year taught me anything it’s that anything can happen at any time, and sometimes you just need a bit of backup. I need to start earning some money to help contribute to our house pot plus giving us a little cushioning and flexibility to plan days out and treat ourselves from time to time, so I’m going to apply for some part time / evening work and try to earn a little more through the blog too. As well as the money, I think having an extra thing to focus on / work towards will be good for my brain.
Lastly, I’m going to make a commitment to look after my appearance a lot more. I know, I know, I’ve only just had William but I am really keen to get back to feeling a little more like me… or at least be able to find clothes that sit & fit right. As well as dropping a dress size or two, I am also very aware that I need to start making healthier food choices to start feeling healthier in myself too. I am going to be returning to Slimming World this week and have already placed a Slimming World friendly grocery order to give myself a bit of a kick start. I’m also going to try and commit to getting my nails or eyelashes done once a month and try to make sure I get up each morning and put some make up on as I always find that if I feel like I look good, I get an instant mood lift.
So there they are, the three promises I’m making to myself for the rest of 2019. If you see me slacking, remind me of this post will you?
JUST SO YOU KNOW…
*The image used in this post was taken at a Gifted photo shoot with Red Shoe Makeovers. Red Shoe’s message is all about feeling empowered and taking the time to look after yourself mentally, in whichever way works for you. Head over to their facebook page to find out more.