Happy New Year! I can’t believe it is January 2018 already- time seems to be flying but I guess that’s what happens you’re a grown up. 2017 was an interesting year, looking back I made some changes, positive changes to be precise- cut out the bad but most of all I wanted to share what four things I would carry with me into the new year, as well as my favourite pass time of trying out new fabulous restaurants! So here it goes;
1. Making the time to read
I know this is one of the hardest things to make time for- especially if you are a busy individual and look forward to an evening of doing nothing for a change. I used to have such a passion for reading especially being a literature student and tried to rekindle that fire a few years ago. I now force myself once a month to hit the local Waterstones, buy a couple of best sellers, that’s the hardest the part- but then the next thing you know, I have finished them all in a week due to the excitement of what the next page holds! The Financial times has consumed my time a lot in the past few years, I make sure whilst I am on the tube I read it back to back- it reminds me of the days when my grand father used to make me read the paper to him, the more you read- the more you know. Not only am I up to date on current affairs but my vocab drastically improves as well. Win win
2. Investing in myself
I mean this mentally as well as physically- one should always feel good about themselves. There is always time to learn something new like a language, a cooking class perhaps or to try a new fashion trend, whatever it is just go for it!- For me it was getting laser all over my legs so I didn’t ever have to worry about waxing ever again, especially in the summer; not to mention it has done so much for my confidence…I mean I am always ready to slip into a skirt! No excuses- Silky smooth legs 24/7 was just a dream now it is a reality and now I just can’t wait for a beach vacay-bring on the sun sil vous plais. I will probably do a blog post on the types of laser when I am done, so watch out for that!
3. Working out
For me, my gym classes during the week are a must- not only to stay in shape but it has introduced to me a bunch of fabulous ladies of all ages who I can just be myself with. No make up, get to shake it like Beyonce and burn the calorific brunch I would have had on the weekends- it is one of the best feelings in the world. Running outside or doing classes at the gym gives you time to de stress it away not to mention I always feel much better even happier after a killer work out- we should take care of ourselves, not just to fit in that cute bandage dresses but to feel happier inside too- so lets those endorphin’s take over! If you aren’t going to take care of yourself, then who will?
4. Giving back
I wish I did this more often- in fact is is an objective of mine to do more charity in the new year. Find a charity you are passionate about or look into your local community to find out where you could help; I would like to make a difference, even if it is little… There are a lot of things we take for granted and it is OK to stop for a moment, to look around and see where you could help out; any little contribution goes a long way whether it is you spending your free time mentoring someone for their career/life or spending your weekly coffee allowance for children in need 🙂
So that’s it for now, nothing major but look forward to keeping you up to date with what I eat, what I try out for a change and if I try any other cities besides Paris this year lol, I adore it what can I say