Goodbye 2017 – filled with bittersweet memories! And hello 2018! I have never been the kind of person to set a list of new year resolutions, usually the same every year – cook more, go to the gym, don’t leave everything last minute and stress, spend more time with family, meditate etc etc. Come first of Jan I’d start making all these salads, hit the gym, call my mum more often and organise my diary with full gusto. After not even a week (I am talking about a few ‘days’) my enthusiasm and will power would dwindle at top speed till I’d be back stuffing my face with takeaways, paying religiously for my gym membership and never going and studying for that exam until a week before. Such a nightmare! By the way, my last post about going on a diet totally failed!
But, this year is different and needs to be. I feel like I have totally started 2018 on a wrong note – by being daunted by all the mammoth tasks lying ahead of me. But, if you fail and fail again, you have to pick yourself up and keep trying right? Who knows, I might even be looking back at 2018 with a sense of satisfaction – feeling healthier, happier and at peace. I recently read a book by a celebrity nutritionist and fitness guru – Rujuta Diwekar. Her weight loss and health fitness mantra was simple, ditch diets and counting calories and eat small healthy portions of meals throughout the day, and enjoy indulging in that samosa or gulab jamun every every now and then. Now, that can also be applied to other aspects of life – ditch worrying about what will be or not, set small achievable tasks throughout the day and enjoy pampering yourself every now and then.
So here are my big goals of 2018
Work and study related
- Pass all my masters exams x 3
- Pass my work-related exam
- Write a 20,000 word dissertation to complete my masters (and be organised so as not to have a melt-down last minute)
- Complete writing that case-report
- Cook every alternate day at least (just bought a vegetarian cookbook on amazon)
- Gym twice or thrice a week
- Meditate once a week
- Try being vegan for a week
- Pass my driving test
- Go on holiday for some sunshine
- Weekend getaway with friends (been planning this for years now)
- Visit Devon/Cornwall
- Go on a hike
- Read 3 books (any suggestions will be welcome)
These are the big ones for now! 🙂 Will keep posting my progress on each and every one of them throughout this year. Lets hope for a good one.
Happy New Year and do let me know what your 2018 is looking like 🙂