So it’s a new year, which means new years resolutions that everyone says there going to stick too and will change them for the next 365 days….. but really? Who can whole heartedly say that they have actually ever stuck to a resolution for that long hahah! But im determined to be successful this year and take my life in a direction where i am 100% happy by the end of it.
Everyone is put on this planet for a reason, to make some sort of impact or some sort of change to this world. To inspire others, to make a difference and to put a positive footprint on this world. Why are you here? What are you here to do? These are such significant questions that one day we must all answer, and i’m preparing to answer these myself.
So… iv thought about putting a twist on the whole new years resolution stigma. Why not, make 12 small resolutions, for the 12 months of the year. So for the 4 weeks of January, i have one resolution and then for the 4 weeks of February i have another… and so on. I feel like personally this is going to be SO much more achievable for me and will keep me motivated throughout the entire year rather than just being motivated in January. So here goes, here are my 12 resolutions for the 12 months of the year;
1. January – Get more Organised
Iv started off the new year with a whole host of organisation complete, and I continue to do so throughout the rest of January in hope that it will to rub off on me for the rest of the year. Each night i will plan what i need to do the day before, and write it down in my daily journal, if i do not complete the list of things i have to do, i will not sleep until i have! I’m so motivated to grasp this year with both hands and i truly think this is the best way to go about it.
2. February – Go on a run twice a week
3 or 4 years ago I used to be so into my fitness and health, i even had the aspiration to become a personal trainer. I would go on runs 2 or 3 times a week, and motivate a small group of friends to go with me. We entered so many charity runs together and had so much fun in the process whilst also raising an insane amount of money. It lighted a fire inside of me and i want to be ignited again so in February i will, no matter what, get my mojo back and get back into running!
3. March – Learn to cook
For many people my age, in September they will be off to University. Although personally this isn’t the case for me,i feel i still need to learn to cook, so when the time does come around that i move out and start having to fend for myself, i can actually eat proper meals and be a mature independent woman…well thats the plan anyway! Although i say this a lot, i genuinely am determined to just eat that little bit healthier this year and i think an easy way to go about that is to learn to love to cook, and perhaps even come up with my own recipes, who knows!
4. April – Reduce your time in Social Media
This is a big one… and also a very hard one. In today’s society, our generation is generally so wrapped up in social media and viewing life through a screen that we forget to actually live in the moment. I can’t even count how many times iv been to a family event, or just been out with my girls and iv been hunched over with my head fully absorbed in talking to someone who isn’t there, scrolling through twitter and Facebook or liking someones photo on Instagram. I think its important to remember that the person who isn’t there, isn’t there for a reason and just because you don’t talk to them for a couple of hours it doesn’t mean they will vanish from your life forever. OBVIOUSLY i love the concept of social media, but we need to start actually living life and experiencing things rather than pretending to live life and constantly looking into what other people are doing with theirs?? Its time to live in the moment again.
5. May – Work hard, play later
Normally one of my main motto’s that I stand by and try to live by, is to “Work hard and play harder” However these next two months are going to be the most important month of my life so far. My A level exams will have already started in April and ill be mid way through the rest of my exams. I have to stay motivated and not get distracted, i can play hard at the end of June when all my exams are over. I am so determined to smash these exams even if it is going to be the hardest thing iv ever done. I’m going to work as hard as i possibly can, and do everything in my power to get where i want to be and that’s all anyone can ask for. I want to be as motivated to be successful as motivated i am to breath. Then and only then will i be where i want to be.
6. June – Staying Positive
June is the month the majority of my family have their Birthdays and also is the month of my 18th. It’s genuinely my favourite month and i have no doubt it will be again, but as i previously said i will still be midway through my exams as the majority take place in june so i am going to be STRESSED STRESSED STRESSED. No doubt ill have many a breakdown and ill probably feel like giving up, but in June my resolution is to stay positive and stay motivated. It will be worth it in the end. 10 years down the line, you’ll thank yourself Chloe, stick at it i believe in you!
7. July – Go to places you have never been before and take risks!
SUMMERRR!!!! Finally, summer will properly begin. In my entire life time i have only ever been to England (my home), Menorca in Spain and Turkey. But i want to change this! Although iv only had a taster of what travelling/going abroad is like, the very small taste that i have had iv adored. I want to travel to places in England iv never been too, i want to go on a holiday with all of my best friends, i want to go on spontaneous weekends away and make the beautiful memories that i can hold on too forever. I want to say yes to things i never usually would say yes too and i want to feel the most alive i ever have done!
8. August – Drink 2 litres of Water a day
At the beginning of last year i used to be a fanatic about drinking water. I drank at least 2/3 bottles a day and it seriously cleaned up by skin! August is generally the hottest month so im gonna want to be wearing minimal makeup, to help me do this im gonna need my skin to be blemish free and drinking lots will help that!
9. September – Lets get Fit once and for all.
Personally I find September sort of mini new year, it’s a new school year so technically a new year meaning we can start a fresh again right?? I used to be incredibly passionate about fitness and i want to get that passion back this year. Make your last excuses yesterday, and put it behind you. Its over with, nothing else will defeat you and you will accomplish this goal once and for all.
10. October – Fashion focus – wear whatever you want to wear!
As many of you may or may not know, October is one of my favourite months of the year especially when it comes to fashion. The Autumn months start appearing which means colder evenings and crisp golden leaves all over the floor. So this calls for boots and fluffy coats and all of my favourite style’s of fashion! I want to step out of my comfort zone this year and where literally whatever I want and if at any point i think ‘oo no other people wont like that’ or ‘id love that but i could never pull it off’ I WILL BUY IT BECAUSE ALL OF US SHOULD BE ABLE TO PULL WHATEVER WE WANT OFF, LIKE LITERALLY WHO ACTUALLY CARES???
11. November – Give someone a chance/let someone in.
This is literally the hardest one for me. One of the biggest things i struggle with in life is letting down this very tight guard and wall i have built up around myself over the past few years. I know it may sound silly, but i genuinely find it very hard to let people in and if i do, i freak out and end things just like that because i get scared. However i need and want this to change. I need to learnt to trust people and not worry what others may think of me, i am who i am at the end of the day. Iv just got to accept that, and learn that others will accept that too.
12. December – Complete BLOGMAS (like actually do it this time haha)
If and only IF I manage to complete all the above resolutions, i would absolute adore to complete Blogmas. Christmas is the best time of the year, and i always do so many fun and exciting things, and have so many wonderful things i could write about. If i actually managed to write 24 blog posts throughout the month of December i would be so proud of myself!
So there we are… 12 resolutions for 12 months of the year. I’m so excited to go ahead and try my ultimate best to complete all of these and I will keep you posted to let you know if i have!
Heres to an amazing year, iv got a good feeling about 2017. Lets grasp it with both hands and have fun! Its better to Aim for the stars and not reach them than to not aim at all. Id rather try and fail, than not try at all and still fail through fear of trying. This is my life, this is all of our lives and i am so determined to be successful.
What is your resolution for this year?
All the love, Chloejadex
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