31 January 2016

Resolutions Recap and Staying Motivated



We did it! We made it through January! It's definitely the longest, coldest and most depressing month and if you're anything like me then you've probably been skint and drowning your sorrows in the last pieces of chocolate left over from Christmas.

One thing that can fuel the January blues is not sticking to those new year's resolutions you promised yourself you'd most definitely do this year (remember this post?) Well I'm here to tell you do not worry! There's still time and there's still stuff you can do!

The first thing you need to remind yourself is that it's ok to slip up! January is a crap month so if you did reach for the chocolate cake rather than that workout DVD then that's ok! Don't feel like a failure! There's still time to make changes if you really want to. January was just our trial month, yeah?

Also it's important to remember that you don't need a new year, month, week or day to start a fresh, the best time to start is now! Whether that is the first of January or a Wednesday in the middle of March, just go and do it and you will be so much happier you did!

If you really are feeling down then maybe it's time to re-evaluate some things. First of all think about what you did achieve and reward yourself for it. For instance I stuck to my goal of entering one script writing competition a month and already have plans for February's and March's. Now look at what you didn't do so well at and have a think about why that might be. It's ok to make changes at this point - you don't HAVE to stick to exactly what you decided last month, now you've tried it you can alter things so they are more achievable or work better for you. Or maybe you'll decide that actually this goal is pretty achievable and it's up to you to push yourself harder - that's great too! For example I haven't been posting to my blog as much as I'd like but I know that's it's because of uni work that has to come first, however I'm still going to strive for weekly posts, but if I do have to miss a week or two, that's okay too.

And if you are hitting all your targets - woo go you! Keep doing what you're doing you are fabulous! Maybe now it's time to add something else that you were thinking about doing last month but thought it would be too much. For example I want to get fitter for my dance show in June and I think now is the time to get started on that!

Just remember, whatever you do this month, whether you make lots of changes or none, do what makes you happy! That is the most important thing of all.

I'd love to know what resolutions you set yourself and if you've managed to stick to them or not so leave a comment if you like!

See you next time,
Beth x





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