So it’s the last day of 2018 and I thought I’d reflect upon how I did with my New Year’s Resolutions in December and also do an overview of how well I did throughout the year. So here’s a look at how I did.
1-Eat Healthy & Exercise
Yes and yes! At the start of 2018 I felt unfit, unhealthy and unhappy with my weight. On the first day of April I decided to change all of that and committed to frequent exercise and a healthier diet.
I’ve kept to it and I’ve lost over two stone.
My aim was to read one book a month, so twelve for the whole year and I managed to read ten in total.
I was going well until the end of the year, when I started a new job and a lot of other things were going on, so I’m still pleased with my efforts.
-Lonely Planet Belgium & Luxembourg
-Lonely Planet Pocket Bruges & Brussels
-Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2018
-The Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie Walsh
-I See You by Clare Mackintosh
-Zakynthos & Kefalonia Pocket Guide by Berlitz
-The Party by Lisa Hall
-His Other Lover by Lucy Dawson
-The Woman Before You by Carrie Blake
-Lonely Planet Pocket Copenhagen
3-Do 2 New Things Per Month
Every month I did two or more new things, so I successfully achieved this goal.
In December I did these things for the first time:
-I went on holiday to Denmark. It was my first time in the country and therefore my first time visiting the capital city of Copenhagen.
-Whilst there we did many new things, such as see the Little Mermaid statue and go Tivoli amusement park.
-Ate at Wasabi for the first time. I got the vegan tofu curry and noodles.
-Spent my first Christmas with my partner’s family (as we usually go away with or stay with my family for the holidays.
4-Visit three NEW countries and three NEW cities (Any towns and villages or any extra countries and cities are a bonus)
In 2018 we visited six countries:
(Four were new countries for us, as we’d been to Belgium & Finland before)
We visited three new cities:
We visited five new towns:
We visited three new villages:
-Agia Effimia (Greece)
In total we visited fifteen new places, including four new countries and three new cities.
5-Use Up What I Have Before Buying More
December wasn’t my best month for this, as I treated myself to skincare and bought some things I probably didn’t need. Overall in 2018, I did really well as I bought a lot less than the previous year.
December wasn’t the month for ‘me time’. Work was too busy, my grandad was in hospital and then sadly passed away. It’s been a sad and stressful month where I haven’t looked after myself too well.
Throughout the year I did okay at giving myself time to read and exercise, but I need to focus on giving myself more time to relax and unwind.
Bonus Bonus Round
I never put this as a resolution this year, but in 2017 I set myself and my partner a target to watch a certain amount of films. Our target this year was 20 which we have just achieved, so I thought it was worth mentioning.
Let me know how you did with your 2018 resolutions.
Happy New Year’s Eve. I hope you all have an amazing night!