2016 Resolutions Check-Up

1. Blog at least once a week
I’m pretty sure I’ve stuck to this one! I’m not 100% regular with my blog posts now university is back in swing and until February 26th Jordan is here so I’ll be a little more focused on spending time with him than blogging. BUT I’m happy with myself on this one, I’m pretty sure I’ve put up more posts than weeks have passed since January 1st and that’s a win for me!

2. Read 52 books
So this wasn’t a book-per-week as such, as I know I’ll have busier weeks than others. It’s a little difficult to know how this one is going to go until I get closer to the end of the year but I have read at least 5 books so far this year. We are about 6 or 7 weeks into the year so if I was going to measure this as a book-a-week I’m a little bit behind, but hopefully I’ll be able to pick this up over the summer while I’m not in university!

                                                   3. Eat better
I’m not sure how well I’ve eaten for the last two months, but for the last week I’ve definitely been doing really well with this one. Since Jordan’s been here we’ve been making an effort to make ourselves proper meals each night. So far we’ve made tuna pasta bake; stuffed peppers; a rice, cucumber, pepper and prawn concoction; and one Wagamamas (for Valentine’s Day). So we’ve been eating pretty damn well and I hope to keep this up for the rest of his stay and hopefully once he’s gone back home too.

4. Keep my surroundings tidy
This isn’t something I find particularly easy, as I make a lot of mess when getting ready in the mornings but my surrounding have definitely been tidier in the new year. I’ve made more of an effort to conduct ’10 minute tidy’ sessions in the evening where I just spend 10 minutes putting things away, doing my dishes and generally straightening the place up.

5. Keep organised/plan more
I don’t feel like this is one I’ve stuck to. I haven’t been planning blog posts recently, more just writing when I have time/feel like it. I haven’t been keeping a to do list every day, but at the same time I haven’t felt like I’ve needed one. This may be an area I need to start paying more attention to.

6. Hydrate – Keep track of my water intake
So I definitely haven’t been keeping track of my water intake but I do believe I have been drinking more water. I have off days where I don’t drink very much but as a whole I believe this has improved since last year. So although I probably should be drinking a little bit more often, there is definitely improvement here which I am happy about!

7.  Go to bed/wake up earlier
Umm… Remember when I said I couldn’t see this one happening? Well it’s not gone entirely to plan. I do go to bed earlier more often, because I have three 9am starts a week now, which I will not make it too if I don’t go to bed at a decent time. However, I still go to bed quite late when I have a late start the next day, and I have found myself not getting up until gone 11/12 o’clock sometimes which always makes me feel crap! But i again I feel like there’s been slight improvement here and that’s good enough for me!

8. Check up on my progress every month/few months
WOOHOO! This one’s off to a good start! Looking back I think checking up every month would be a bit pointless. Maybe every 2 months will be better, we’ll see.


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