Happy New Year everyone!
I hope there are not too many sore heads this morning!
I started the night with a G&T and finished with a cuppa. I was in bed by 11:30 so i’m feeling very refreshed and ready for a productive start to the year.
I’ve been thinking about resolutions for a while, I much prefer ‘goals’ than the term ‘resolutions’ – I think it just sounds nicer?
There are so many little goals I have already made for this new year and I cannot wait to share them with you lovely lot.
If you have any resolutions or goals I would love to know, so let me know in the comments.
1.Take more care of myself and managing my time better.
This one is so important in many ways! I’m the type of person to put other people before myself which is great but sometimes I really do forget to look after number one. Particularly recently I have been so busy with work, wedding plans etc, I wasn’t looking after my body. My skin has been extremely dry and I just haven’t been treating it (until now).
I also got into a routine of getting in from work, doing housework, making dinner, having a shower, going to bed and REPEATING that vicious cycle over and over. It really does just drain you.
So my plan to manage my time better and think about myself is in full swing today – I have made a list in my new planner of all the thing I want to do today – so far so good.
2. Explore more local businesses
This goal I have kind of been getting in to recently. Me and my husband have both agreed to try new places, whether it be for coffee, for dinner or shopping – the world is meant to be explored and that’s just what we will do.
Here are just a few local businesses in Cardiff I want to pay a visit to:
Coffee Shops, bars and Restaurants
3. Buy good quality, rather than quantity
Now I know you all love my Primark hauls, this doesn’t mean I won’t be shopping there ever again but maybe make wiser choices on what I buy.
As I have gotten older I have realised how much I appreciate the quality of certain items such as clothing. They last longer, they look better and I appreciate them a lot more!
I have already started sorting through my clothes; making a pile for the charity shop – I feel instantly better just for even beginning the clear out!
4. Read more books
This has always been one I have struggled with. I am social media crazy and it’s part of my life so I have found it hard to put down my phone and pick up a book.
Don’t get me wrong I do read, but I never commit to finishing an entire book.
My sister has bought me a book from Blind date with a book (if you haven’t heard of them before, please check them out) and I am going to start it tonight, in bed with a cup of tea.
5. Continuing the growth of my blog/ social media
I would never of expected my blog to have grown as it has. I absolutely adore this space, writing my thoughts, reading about other people and their passions – It is truly an amazing thing.
Not too many members of the older generations realise how effective and brilliant social media is. It is such an amazing tool that has lead me to work alongside some amazing brands and people. I have made new friends and had some fantastic experiences.
This is not just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle and I absolutely love it.
Find me over at:
@Charlottethrupp – Instagram
@Beautyandshe7 – Twitter
@Charlottethrupp – Linkedin
I already have really good vibes for 2019 and I am definitely going to make it everything I want it to be and MORE!
Make sure you keep up to date with me daily on my socials below and let me know your goals too!
Have a wonderful New Year and make sure you make it yours.
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