Okay so I can’t take all the credit for this week’s post idea, last night I watched Louise Pentlands Youtube video on her 2020 review and it urged me to do one myself as it is safe to say 2020 has been anything but predictable. Every January I start the month off by making new year’s resolution and by the end of the year, I usually have typically ticked a majority of them off my goals list but I have a feeling this year it may be a bit different.
Get a new job and be more settled
So this one is a bit of a half tick, in March I started working for an amazing company and I am so fortunate that they allowed me to work from home throughout lockdown. But I can’t really say I am more settled than what I was in December as I think I can speak for everyone when I say COVID caught us all off guard and fucked up our 2020 plans – feeling settled was the last feeling we experienced this year.
Make healthier food and drink choices
This is another yes and no. At the beginning of the year, like most, I was at my healthiest and really took care of my body and then that all went out the window in March. I am guilty of being a bit of a comfort eater and drinker, so when we were stuck in our four walls cooking a feel good meal with a glass of wine (or two, or three) turned into a bit of a daily occurance. There were so many evenings where me and Harry would buy a case of beers and play card games all night long and although consuming so much alcohol isn’t my best life choice, we genuinely had so much fun and it was some of our favourite evenings together. But then in May when the two lines appeared on a pregnancy test my poor diet choices completely changed as I now have a mini me to look after and I couldn’t be happier.
Go on weekly jogs
This one makes me chuckle as it is such a cliche yet ends up on my resolutions each year. So my big 2020 journey to fitness lasted three whole weeks hahaha. Admittedly at the time, I felt so good exercising and exploring where I live as at the time I would’ve only been living there for four months so my surroundings were still so new. To be honest, I don’t know why I stopped as the endorphins helped my mood, I think I just got a little lazy. Please tell me I’m not the only one who exercises crazily in January and ditches the regime when February arrives?
Work on my mental health
Something I touched on in my last post was me going back to therapy for the first time since I was a teenager. This has been something I have been worried to admit, which is odd because as you know on this blog I am very open and honest about my mental health. I think the reason why I’m so apprehensive about talking out having therapy again is because I imagined I would have everything figured out by the time I’m in my twenties and to be honest I did have my depression and anxiety under control, but when I found out I was expecting a little one I decided to come off my anti depressants to prevent any health complications. I am undergoing CBT therapy and it genuinely is helping me learn new coping mechanisms and it feels so nice to talk to someone that is an outsider about everything that is going on. So this is a resolution with a big bold tick next to it.
Be a better adult
My life dramatically changed in September last year when I moved out from the family home and to be honest I didn’t have a clue about adult life, why can’t they teach you all about taxes in school?! When I lived at home I probably only knew how to cook two proper meals and the only room I was in charge of cleaning was my own room. It’s safe to say since January I have definitely become more independent, especially as now we have a little one on the way. It’s crazy how much your life can change within a year!
I hope you enjoyed this post, have you managed to tick many of your resolutions off your list?
Until next time,
13 thoughts on “My 2020 Review (Post Lockdown)”
I am SO proud of you Chlo, you’re doing so so well, beyond amazing and I am just so happy for you. Your new job, your relationship, your little baba, ahhh, I am so happy for you, you deserve all the joy. I am so pleased you started your new job and you’ve been able to enjoy staying with the company throughout lockdown, that’s the most wonderful news. And your card game and beer nights sound like such precious, wonderful happy memories, I am SO happy for you!
Enjoy the rest of your year doll ❤
Thank you so much gorgeous gal!! You are just the kindest person ever, I always can rely on you to leave the sweetest comments to make my day. It’s been such a bonkers year and I am slightly nervous but excited to see what 2021 will bring! Although the pandemic has been such an awful time, it’s so important to try and find the good parts from it! thank you so much once again, I hope your 2020 has been full of as much positivity as possible during this time! Sending you lots of love xxxx
This is such a good idea for a blog post! I hope you don’t mind if I post a blog post of my own inspired by this (and Louise’s)?
Honestly, if anyone has been able to keep to their New Year’s Resolutions during this Pandemic then hats off to them because I do not know a single person who has come out of this Pandemic the same person that they were in March! I am just starting to re-introduce some of my routines again and I know it will be the end of 2020 before I am back on track again so my New Year’s Resolutions will have to become my 2021 resolutions for sure! However, saying that, I think this whole experience has been a learning curve for everyone and I know that whilst I might not have achieved what I set out to achieve this year, I have accomplished many things to be proud of and I hope you have too? xx
As long as I’m credited I don’t mind you doing this post idea ☺️ it’s been such a crazy year that none of us expected, I am so determined to try and pick up some more of my resolutions so fingers crossed by December I can say I’ve had a successful year! Thats so true, this has taught us so much about ourselves and definitely won’t be a time we forget! Thank you so much for reading and commenting lovely. Xx
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I am so happy that you are doing things to prioritise your mental health as that is so important in the long term! I loved reading this blog and thanks for sharing!
Feel free to read some of my blogs 🙂
Thank you I really appreciate you reading and commenting. It’s so important to take care of our minds as well as our physical health. Thank you once again for reading x
I loved reading this as always! But honestly you have come sooo far honey and you are doing amazingly! I am so proud of you for coming off your medication and having therapy. I have seriously been considering therapy but I’m a bit nervous 🙈 Also you are going to be THE BEST mum and I still cannot believe you are having a baby 🥺 I know we have never met but I was just so overwhelmed with happiness for you! And even though this year has been a shit show, there are some amazing things to come out of it 🧡
Thank you so much for the constant support, it honestly means the entire world and makes me so happy that I ever started blogging! Therapy is definitely tricky, sometimes it feels more painful having to talk about everything rather than suppressing it. BUT it is so worth it, it has taught me so much and I am in such a better headspace than I was a couple months back so I really do encourage you seek out help. If I’m honest I am still so shocked I am pregnant and there will be a mini me here in 14 weeks ahhh, but I am so excited. Thank you so so much once again for being soo lovely, there ought to be more wonderful people like you in the world! xxx
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Oh, I can certainly relate to the fitness thing! However I’m blaming it on the fact that we ar ein a pandemic 😉
Hahaha yes the perfect excuse!! Thank you for reading lovely 🙂 xx
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Prioritising your mental health is so important especially in times like these!!
That’s so true, we all need to look after ourselves after such a challenging year. Thank you for reading! xx