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,