I don’t believe in making resolutions, why?
I feel like I’m subconsciously programmed to fail at them. It’s a bit like saying you don’t want desert and then you spend the next four hours where all you can think about is desert, every form of desert!
Instead I decided going into this new Decade that I was going to make one promise to ‘Be better to myself’. Your probably thinking that’s not very hard, I mean how can you fail at that? Easily is the answer. If I look back over the last couple of years I can see that now.
It’s so easy as a blogger to quickly get lost in the shadows of creativity and forget why you started out. It becomes this treadmill of posting because it’s the right time to post, posting fashion because it’s Tuesday, Skincare because it’s Sunday or create a video because they’re more popular and before long there’s no real feeling or personality behind each one. Working too late and neglecting yourself and your body, not to mention your loved ones.
So this year part of ‘Being better to myself’ includes taking control back of my socials, which sounds so stupid said out loud but you get what I mean. I don’t care if I don’t post on Sunday because I’ve decided to have a day off and if I want to post a video of my dogs in the middle of Tuesday afternoon I will. The liberating feeling is knowing that the people that do like the posts, that do interact with me now are seeing the real unfiltered me.
The second part to this is to ‘Be better to my body’
This is not so easy, I’m not going to lie as my body doesn’t play ball at the best of times. I have been pushing it too far, too much and for what? The ironic thing is if you don’t look healthy then your photos are going to look shocking anyway!
I’ve always wanted to take up yoga for two reasons, healthy body and healthy mind so no better time than now. I have been using an app for nearly two weeks now. Every morning, as soon as I get up, I practice a 10 min beginners routine with my husband (it’s our chill time) and honestly I we can both already feel a difference, so much so that we’ve just started another routine at night before bed to unwind and relax the body.
I’m not saying I’ve got this figured out in any way yet or that I won’t make mistakes along the way but I can say it feels so much better just being ‘Me’ again.
I’d love to know if you have experienced this or similar?
What changes are you making?