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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Stepping Into 2018 A Healthier Me


I can't believe I've been M.I.A on my blog for basically a year! 2017 was one of the best years of my life so far. I went through so much personal development by learnt so much about myself, my career prospects and a whole load of other things. Experiences I went through, both good and bad, will stay with me for a lifetime. Here's to making 2018 an even better year!

Sure, I've set myself some achievable goals and resolutions this year, but my main priority is stepping into 2018 as a happy, healthier version of myself through my mental, physical and internal wellbeing.


 

MENTAL

Mentally, 2017 was the toughest year ever for me. Not only was I battling with my own personal struggles but I found myself becoming extremely unhappy with aspects of my life such as university and work. 

I started the year with what I could describe as one of my dream jobs. I was on an incredible income for my age and I got to travel to places no expenses paid for training. I couldn't believe it. But it taught me a valuable lesson in that money isn't everything. I started becoming extremely unhappy with my job to the point I was was crying some days before I started because I just didn't want to go. While the benefits of the job were out of this world, the environment in which I was surrounded by was making me extremely unhappy. I couldn't take it any longer and quit in June after 6 months and took the rest of the year to decide just what it was I really wanted to do career wise. 

Regarding my career I was also torn with my university situation. I finished my first year with a 1st which don't get me wrong, I was over the moon with, but I realised the course isn't something I really wanted to be doing. This led me to question myself several times about what I want to do with my life. I basically had a mid life crisis at the age of 20, ha!

Taking time out at the end of the year to really sit and think about where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do was a big eye opener for me. I realised that I should put my happiness at the forefront of everything I do. So what if other people don't find it practical? Its not their life. Everyone lives their life at different paces. 

I've now secured myself a new job which I start later this week, eek! And I've also made the huge decision of finishing my second year of university and then changing courses to something I know I'll be happier doing and which will help me to get to where I want to be career wise, now that I know what that is. I've finally got a clearer picture of where I want to be in the future and hopefully these changes will allow me to mentally see clearer.












PHYSICAL
Obviously I'm with the entire human population of having a resolution of becoming physically fitter, guilty. But exercising just isn't my thing so I'm not going to start wasting my time and money with a gym membership I'll only use twice (then forget to cancel and be charged... learning from my mistakes).

I'm the queen of laziness. I can sleep for days, and once my Uber bill for just ONE MONTH came to over 200 pounds... I need to change.

Small changes such as not getting Uber's and walking places, and getting up earlier and being more productive will all help me to achieve being more physically fit. Then who knows, I might even join a gym then. 


INTERNAL

As well as being the queen of laziness, I'm also the queen of takeaways. I put it down to me living the uni life, but I noticed it started becoming a bit excessive when A) My friends started messaging me when they were getting takeaways so I'd be proud of them, B) My local Chinese delivery driver started texting me, and C) The Indian takeaway sent me a Christmas card. (I wish I was lying...)

Not only will I save heaps of money, but by eating better and fresher I will also be aiding my mental and physical growth. After turning vegetarian for a short time period around two years ago, I've also made the decision to try and reduce the amount of meat I consume for both health and ethical reasons, hopefully allowing me to return vegetarian by the end of the year.



While all of these things will be a gradual process, at least I can pretend I'm active and have my shit together with my athleisure style. This co-ord set was part of the Misguided X Jordan Dunn collection which I basically threw all my money at! Paired with my Adidas originals, as per. 

I love reading about what other peoples goals are and how their year went! Make sure to tell me all about yours in the comments!

oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Cloe xox

4 comments

  1. I struggle a lot with my mental health and 2017 wasn't a good year in that aspect. I think about it as a work in progress.

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    1. Everything you do is a step towards getting better! I hope 2018 is an amazing year of personal growth for you! x

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  2. It's awesome that you're going to try to be a lot healthier in 2018. That's awesome.
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