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New Year Resolutions

Although it’s good to always be living life how you want to be, sometimes things get stressful or out of control and people look forward to the new year to be able to pursue goals, have a fresh start in some areas of their life or just improve a particular part of their life (even if it’s already good)….it’s a good time to reflect on things you want to do and give yourself a reminder to do things.

Here are our goals for 2016…

Gracie

#1. Balance 

I don’t really believe that all the new years resolutions to go on crazy diets works. Everyone always starts well but after a couple of days it becomes impossible.  I think it’s much more realistic and achievable to live a balanced diet/lifestyle rather than attempting some fad diet. So, for example if you have a party/event one night and maybe over indulge, make sure the next day you are kinder to your body by fuelling it with natural, healthy foods. I already live quite a balanced diet but i’m planning on being more rigid with it in 2016.

#2. Say ‘Yes’

Its very easy to get comfortable with your routine and perhaps a little lazy when it comes to being social, especially if you have a busy work life. So this year I am planning on saying ‘yes’ to more things because it’s important for  your general wellbeing as well as your relationships.

#3. Don’t Worry

Worrying about tiny things and what other people think is such a waste of time. So many people worry too much and it can really put a downer on your day, so I am going to try my hardest not to care too much about insignificant things… ‘Don’t sweat the small stuff’ is my motto for this year!

Sophie

#1. Make time for things that make you feel good

I’m someone who tries to rush around and gets very easily overwhelmed, but recently I’ve been doing an amazing course called ‘Being Mindful’ led by a brilliant lady called Tessa Watt which covers a huge range of techniques which ultimately help you deal with stress and the world around you.  My resolution is to keep the practise of being mindful and meditation in my life as it makes me feel so much better and ensures I can cope with the ups and downs that life can throw at you.

#2. Communicate properly

It’s so easy to just take part in a whatsapp group or look on Facebook and feel like you know how your friends are doing, but it’s so important to talk to people and interact without letting too much mobile technology and social media get in the way.  I want to make more of an effort to actually pick up the phone and speak people, even if it’s just for 5 minutes…especially people like my grandparents who are only available on the phone or in real life!!

#3. Be nice to yourself but also be disciplined

After quite a big year I’ve become a bit soft on myself, so if I wake up tired I let myself stay in bed rather than go to the gym, or if I want to have a (gluten-free) brownie then I will…..it’s good to be nice to yourself and also listen to your body, but it’s also good to have goals and follow through with them. I hope that by being more mindful, I’ll be more aware of what I ‘need’ from an emotional perspective but ensure that I don’t let that compromise on things I want to achieve (without getting stressed out!)