Ok, it is seriously freezing. I've always known it, but every year this season confirms how little I'm actually cut out for winter. Winter depression is like "helllooooo, did you miss me?". Is 25°C, a beach, long days and a big bright sun too much to ask for? Here in Ireland there isn't even any snow like there is in Norway. Without snow what's the point of winter then??
Bah, I can't wait for longer days and summer dress weather. I suppose I will be spending these cold days planning my warmer happier days, saving money, learning to stay positive, visualising what I want for the coming year and strive to be better.
I was thinking about something.. This year I want some pre-new years resolutions. I want some pre-new years resolution to make it easier for me when the new year actually rolls around. Before my long travel I was in a really great workout and exercise routine where I would workout almost every day, I had set resting days and so on and that worked great for me. I ran and did yoga religiously. It's been hard to get back into it after the travel, I hardly worked out during the travel because I was on the go at all times and when I came back to Ireland I dealt with jet lag. Now I'm struggling to get into a good routine again and I've already enjoyed lots of Christmas chocolate so I feel like it's time for a change.
If I can get a routine going, eat healthy and keep it tidy around me then everything else falls into place. That's my core and base, if I do that I am energised, it's easier to believe in myself and I have less mental barriers to get over. When those things are in place I feel like there is room for new stuff, new projects and things like that which is why I'm choosing to set a pre-new year resolution this year. My goal will be to keep it up rather than starting something new and my resolution will be to take on new projects for the blog and write more.
The reason I'm writing this here on the blog is because I hope I can inspire my lovely beautiful readers to do something similar. Find what you need as your base, what you feel that is essential in your life, which is the first building block to a happier life, to move on and to start an upward spiral that will build confidence and bring you closer to where you want to be and where you visualise yourself in your wildest dreams.
My first building block, like I mentioned, is health, fitness and keeping it tidy. If those aren’t in place I feel that I collapse a little. I get stuck in a pattern where I constantly feel like I should be doing those things regardless of what I’m doing. The easiest for me to fulfil is healthy eating. I need it, want it and live it. I binge like crazy, but then I very naturally get into fruits and vegetables and whole grains again. My body just yearns for it and I happily obey.
Keeping it tidy is also fairly easy for me. The only time it is not easy is when laziness decides to kick in, but even that usually lasts for an afternoon, a day or in worst case scenario: two days. Then I “recover”, tidy my stuff and I’m back to normal.
The trickier one for me is the workout. Like I said, I do get lazy. That’s where I need to be clever on how I get it done. For example: I have to workout during the day. After dinner or in the evening it won’t get done. I set myself small goals. If I exceed those goals that’s great, but I really only need to spend 30 min on the treadmill going at any speed and that’s my goal. Most of the time I enjoy myself and go for 1 hour or 1 1/2 hours often running, but if I were to set myself those goals I would never ever do it. I am also very OK with it if I actually only do 30 min walking. This third part of my first building block is the one I am currently struggling with and I hope you will all will wish me the best of luck on getting into more of an active lifestyle!
What are your building blocks like? Where do you want to be?