Sticking to new years resoluntions – My top tips!

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A new year means one thing to a lot of us right? New starts which in turn means we set New years resolutions weather that be lose weight, quit smoking, eat healthier or start the gym, we all have things we want to change in the forthcoming year but sadly if you’re anything like me then you don’t always stick to them past January! So with that being said I thought i’d give you a helping hand and offer you my top tips for sticking to your 2016 resolutions.

1. Be realistic – It’s great that we have such a passion to make changes or achieve things but I’ve seen people aiming to lose a stone in the first two weeks of Jan etc.  I’m not saying that having drive to want to lose weight isn’t great but honestly loosing that much weight in two weeks wouldn’t be realistic or healthy. So when you’re thinking about your chosen goals make sure they’re realistic to you and your lifestyle, that way you can achieve them without feeling like you’ve failed or let yourself down.

2. Don’t set yourself too many resolutions – One of the biggest mistakes that people seem to make when setting new years resolutions is that they set themselves too many,  this means that instead of leaving yourself motivated you just end up leaving yourself overwhelmed and stressed. If you set yourself just one or two resolutions then you will be able to focus and put all your energies into the changes you want to make.

3. Find someone to share them with – Two minds are better than one right? Finding someone to share your resolutions with is a great idea, that way if either of you are struggling then you can keep each other motivated, offer advice, be a shoulder to cry on when things aren’t going so good or someone to celebrate with when you smash your targets!

4. Don’t be so hard on yourself – None of us are perfect so when we set our New Years resolutions always remember that it’s fine to have set backs. There are no set rules for how you should deal with your resolutions so just because you might have a slight slip up in January, it doesn’t mean you have failed or let yourself down . Just pick yourself up, dust yourself off and remember that you can achieve anything you set your mind too!

5. Visualise your end result – We all know that sticking to something at the beginning when you don’t see any results can be tough so whenever you start to feel unmotivated or like you want to give up, always remember why you started and visualise your end result. So if your aim is to lose weight then you should visualise how you’ll look and feel when you’ve reached your target weight.

So guys these are my top 5 tips for sticking to your New Year’s resolutions, hopefully you’ll find them helpful and I hope that 2016 brings you all every happiness and you achieve every goal you set your minds too!

15 lessons learned in 2015

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Wow I can’t believe that it is the last day of 2015 already, where has this year gone? This year has been full of ups and downs so with that being said I thought I’d write a post about some of the lessons I’ve learned this year.

1. Worrying really doesn’t solve anything. – Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m possibly one of the worst worriers ever, I worry about absolute everything. I can’t 100% promise myself that i’ll stop worrying completely but I have learnt this year that worrying about problems doesn’t make them any better for the future it just causes me stress in the here and now.

2 . People don’t always mean what they say. – I’m a very honest person and I’ve always believed that being honest with people is really important but sadly this year I’ve come to the realisation that not everybody thinks honesty is very important, certain people will look you straight in the eyes and tell you 100 lies if they think it’ll benefit them.

3.  I’m stronger than I think! – I don’t like complimenting myself or giving myself  credit but I’ve learned that I’m a stronger person than I ever thought I was!

4. Happiness is a journey not a destination! – I know this sounds just like a cliche quote but honestly a few years ago I used to spend my life waiting for the day when I found that happy place in my life, I’ve now realised that happiness isn’t about getting to that certain place and being happy. It’s about living, enjoying the little things and finding happiness in each day.

5. Some relationships don’t last forever but that’s ok! – I’m sure at some point we’ve all had relationships/friendships that we thought would last forever and the thought of them ending would devastate us but this year has made me realise that certain people walking out of our lives is not a loss at all, the people who I mean’t to be in our lives will be.

6. Everything happens for a reason! – Everything that happens in our lives happens for a reason either a lesson or a blessing.

7. I can achieve anything in life if I work hard enough! – This year I’ve done and achieved some amazing things that I would’ve at some point thought were impossible.

8. I can’t please everybody! – I’ve spent years of my life trying to be a ‘people pleaser’ and beating myself up if someone didn’t like me, only now at age 25 am I realising that no matter who you are or what you do there will always be someone who doesn’t like you but that doesn’t mean you are any less of a person.

9. Never compare your journey to other peoples. – No two people are the same but we do live in a world where we sadly do compare ourselves to other people and feel bad if we aren’t doing what they are. This year has taught me that just because I’m not working, driving or doing exactly what they are right now doesn’t mean I’m not doing well.

10. You’re never alone! – No matter what you’re going through in life and no matter how much it hurts you’re never alone, there is always someone out there going through something similar. There is always someone who will be there to help you!

11. Don’t worry what others think of you! – There are certain people who will judge you or have something to say about something that you are doing regardless of weather it’s how you dress, how you do your make up or who you’re friends with so just be yourself and do whatever makes you happy!

12. Life is short! – I know everybody always says life is short we should make the most of it but this is so true we never know what’s around the corner and I’d hate to look back on my life and think I wish I would’ve done that or said this!

13. Be thankful for the things you have! – We all want certain things that we don’t have because we can’t afford it etc but this year more than any has made me realise that I might not have amazingly expensive things but I’m truly blessed to have a loving family, friends, food, a home and my health!

14. It’s better to be alone and happy then be unhappy with the wrong people! – Too many people strive to be a relationship so much that they’d stay with someone and be unhappy before they’d ever dream of being single, this year has taught me that being alone and learning to love yourself is much more important than rushing into a relationship.

15. Nobody is perfect! – I’m such a perfectionist when it comes to myself, I always try to do everything perfectly which definitely isn’t realistic. We all have people we look up to or admire e.g celebrities but even the most seemingly perfect people on social media have their problems. Nobody is perfect or has the perfect life it’s about loving and enjoying what you do have!

It’s crazy how much you develop and learn in a year isn’t it? Have you guys learn’t anything new this year? What are you looking forward to in 2016? Leave me your comments 🙂 I just want to take this chance to thank you guys for supporting me & seemenotcp over this last year and I wish you all happiness in 2016! 🙂 x