Monday, 6 January 2020

My 2020 New Year’s Resolutions

I’ve actually thought long and hard about my resolutions this year (mostly because I haven’t had time to write up this post yet because I’ve been too busy drowning in Lindt balls) because I wanted to make them as specific as possible, instead of the obvious ‘lose weight’ or ‘save money’ which I attempt, and fail, every year. I feel if you have smaller goals that have more substance, then they will be easier to achieve. And if not, there’s always next year!!!!! (kidding)

Use up my beauty/skincare/hair products first before buying more
I worked in beauty PR for just under 2 years, so I have a hell of a lot of all of the above stashed in my VERY small bedroom. A mix of work freebies, goody bags from events and PR gifting means I’ve got my hands on some pretty sweet brands, so this year I’m going to force myself to use every dry shampoo, every hair mask, every lip gloss and every moisturiser (unless it starts giving me severe acne then it’s getting dashed asap) before buying a fresh one. This way I will clear up some much-needed space in my bedroom (especially when I’m planning on moving to a new flat soon) save money AND rediscover some of my favourite products.

See more of the friends I have seen in ages
Ok, so the subheading of this resolution doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, I know, but I didn’t know how else to word it! As a woman of strict routine, I fall into the trap of seeing the same friends week in week out, so when I’m trying to make plans with someone I haven’t seen in a while, both our diaries have zero availability for the foreseeable and we end up forgetting, then before you know it 6 months has passed. This year I want to see a different long-lost friend every month, whether it’s for a coffee, dinner, workout- anything just to make sure we stay in touch over something other than liking each others photos on Instagram (but still do that as well plz.)

Stop being so selfish
This pains me to type, but it’s something I’ve been guilty of my whole life. I don’t even know how to explain it really, but I always just get this horrible overwhelming sense of selfishness in certain circumstances. Even when the circumstance has nothing to do with me. So this is something I really need to work on for my mental health and for my own peace of mind really. It links with my horrible habit over overthinking which makes me anxiety kick in, which makes me get stressed more easily, which means I grind my teeth more. Horrible vicious circle. If anyone can actually decipher what the hell I’m talking about here then all advice welcome!  (Apart from the Calm app cos I’ve tried it and it didn’t do anything for me.)

Save money
I had to throw at least one cliché in, didn’t I! This has a really clear goal though, as I’m planning on going travelling later this year, and if I don’t have at least £3k then I’m not gonna get much further than Ireland, so I actually need to buckle down and start saying ‘no’ to things. And unsubscribe the Facetune app that I use to smooth out the skin on my nose. And stop buying £9 glasses on wine in the pub next door to my house…

What are you going to try and do differently this year?

1 comment:

  1. For money saving, some things I have found helpful are getting Monzo and setting up a pot which rounds up everything I spend to the nearest pound, and creating a money spreadsheet with monthly outgoings, any events etc. and then working out what's left as fun money (if that makes sense). Sounds boring but it works!

    Also re: the selfish thing, you could maybe give volunteering a go?

    Faye x
    i wish i could wink