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Have I reached my goals?

Have I reached my goals?

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all well and settling back into things after Easter break.

I have done a lot of thinking over Easter after my crazy rubbish time over the past two months, and really got into the idea of changing my mindset. I want to give myself that drive to get on track with my life, and not let what has happened stop this year from being THE year! So, I decided to take a look back at my 2018 aspirations and see how I am doing at achieving them.

For a little refresh, my goals were to:

  • Make healthier choices
  • Drink more water
  • Try new food
  • Exercise more
  • Take more baths
  • Think more about me

If you want to read more about these check out my blog post on my New Years’ Resolutions.

When I looked again at these goals I first thought, oh God, I haven’t solidly achieved any of these… I am still eating chocolate, I am still only drinking squash, I am still eating the same foods I love etc.

However, it’s only April and actually, thinking more into each of these, I have made progress.

Yes, I am not going to the gym every day like I may have hoped, however I am going a fair few times a week, which is a start.

Yes, I am still eating the same foods I love. However, I have tried some new food, both home cooked and when at a restaurant.

I do think it’s safe to say I am thinking more about me in many ways. I am relaxing more by taking more baths and taking other time out for myself.  I am taking charge of my uni work by looking at the end goal of a first and I am thinking and looking into future plans and what I am going to do after university.

I would say the only aspiration I have struggled with is the idea of drinking more water. This is probably going to sound really silly but I have come to the conclusion that I just don’t like plain Birmingham water! I have tried it many times and it just isn’t the same as Portsmouth water.  I did consider buying bottled water but the thought of it is just such a pain, so for now I am sticking with squash and who knows, maybe someday I will just buy bottled water!

It sounds crazy but after writing this blog and thinking about how much of each aspiration I have achieved, I do feel really happy.  In my previous blog when I set them, I said I wanted these to be relaxed and not let myself get too hung up on them and I do think this is what I have done.  I haven’t drastically tried to change myself over night, I have simply tried little things at a time and let what will happen, happen.

I have found that I have been stuck in a bit of a rut lately, and looking back on my goals for this year and writing this blog post has really helped get myself back into gear and ready to achieve those aspirations and become a happier, healthier me!

So, if you are stuck in a rut or feeling a bit lost, have a look or think back to the goals you may have set yourself at the start of the year. Who knows, maybe now you have already achieved them or have set yourself new aspirations!

Jessica x



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