January you have a lot to answer for. So much emphasis on changing who we are and setting ourselves goals that ultimately means we experience a rollercoaster of emotions. I do need to lose weight, I do need to cut back on caffeine and I definitely need to improve my fitness but I haven’t set myself any of these goals this year because the low I experience from ‘failing’ just isn’t worth it for me.
Where I am setting myself goals are more to do with my personality. I am very proud of the changes I have made to my mindset in the last 10 years. If I could go back and talk to myself I would. I have always been closed and actually fairly bitchy. I am being more honest with myself now. If I think something horrible about someone I stop myself and think about why I feel that way. If its because I feel jealous or threatened then I give myself a swift talking to. There is room for everyone and just because someone else is beautiful doesn’t mean I am not. If however they are just a total dick then I allow myself to carry on thinking that way. I am not too faced though, if I have put you in the ‘dick’ box then I just tend to shut you out. Negative people will just drain on your happiness and it isn’t worth it.
Sonny turns three this weekend and even though last January I said I wouldn’t make the same mistake this year I absolutely have. Christmas got in the way and I haven’t planned anything for his birthday. I now have a few frantic days to buy presents and cake. I know that on Saturday I am going to feel those all to familiar pulls on my heart. He isn’t small anymore. If we don’t have anymore children have I savoured each memory enough?
January is such a dark month and I do really suffer from winter tiredness. I am hoping to fight it this year with some simple steps.
- Vitamin D supplements. Most of our intake comes from the sun (along with oily fish) during these darker months its so hard to achieve our recommended daily intake so a supplement is a super clever idea.
- Spending time outdoors during the limited daylight that we do have. Even if its just to walk the dogs. I always say it but being outdoors is the answer for everything mood related!
- Get enough sleep. I don’t look at my phone after 10pm. Otherwise my mind will never shut off!
A few snaps from our dog walk earlier in the week.
I hope I’m not treating January unfairly but I always approach this month with caution! Don’t let all those new year new you resolutions leave you feeling like a failure!