January 8th • Posted in Lifestyle
With my last post we can say I’ve closed 2014 chapter and am ready to officially say hello to the New Year on here too! Yet I’m still quite enjoying all my chocolate from Christmas…
All in all, 2014 was a good one to me – yes, I’ve seen better years before where health issues didn’t persecute me until the very end, but looking back to it I really can’t complain. As much as I think being grateful and appreciate what you have instead of craving for more is essential for living airily, I feel like as human beings we need to see some personal improvements during our lifetime, this is why my new mantra is really trying to start enjoying those little things I barely was able to see before, and improve my health and living by simply having little, encouraging goals for my 2015, trying to not feel overwhelmed by dreams that are actually too big. I truly believe that everything starts small: I want to do things like anybody else, but there’s no rush for them, all the little steps they require need time and other smaller steps to happen.
Here are a few basic things I’d like to be included in my 2015…
It’s embarrassing how many books I haven’t read in 2014. I used to love reading, books to be my anchor, and now I can’t seem to be able to even finish one! I don’t even know how many books I’ve left there undone after only reading half of them. Sometimes I feel like I need to step back and dip my toe into those lines again maybe eliminating that hour I spend at my phone or laptop at night right before bed. I hope to be able to accomplish this in 2015 by starting from those I left behind unfinished!
More baking experiments
Yes, I baked a lot in 2014, as I did in 2013 and the years before, but as much as I like to bake my trusty recipes over and over again, I feel like I’m a tiny bit stuck and lacking of inspiration lately. I am good at baking and recreating my favourite recipes, but I’d like to try and experiment more with other techniques and maybe learn something new since every time I tried something different in 2014 and it didn’t turn out as supposed, I gave up and never tried it again!
More healthy choices
At the same time I miss my ‘making healthy choices’ motivation I found back in summertime last year. Since then life has overwhelmed us and I seem to have forgotten how important it was for me to have a healthy lifestyle and how good it felt like! Hopefully I’ll be able to make up for it this new year.
I’ve never really been a fan of going to the movies before (if not for popcorn!) but I started enjoying it only lately in December and it feels nice and exciting to have a new activity to love and do more often! I’m pretty excited for a lot of movies coming out soon and can’t really wait to give them a go and I’m so happy this can become a more enjoyable choice to spend our afternoons or evenings in the following months!
Travel and build memories
It was a very new thing to us to travel on our own in 2014 for the first time and plan, pay, enjoy a vacation relying only on ourselves. It was exciting, beautiful and helped building new fascinating memories that will be hardly washed away by time or anything else. I am already quite sure 2015 will reserve us another travel somewhere exciting pretty soon, however I do have enjoyed even the smallest road trip or our short day trips and I hope this year we can jump on a train and go somewhere new a bit more often.
Here’s to a new year where starting small and building big will get us very far! I’d love to know what your 2015’s big or small new year resolutions include, so let’s chat about being positive in the comments 🙂 x