Do you ever feel like your life is a bit rubbish? In January, I genuinely was so naive as to think that I’d change this year and be a generally better human being – less messy, less flaky, better at sticking to a healthy diet but we’re almost halfway through the year now and I stuck to that stuff for all of one week. I feel like my live needs an upheaval again: a rubbish removal, if you will. Here are the things that I am going to be doing to re-motivate myself and remove all the negativity from my life (once my exams are over, of course).
DECLUTTERING THE HOUSE
I find nothing more theraputic than throwing a way a lot of old stuff that is just lying around and that we don’t need. Because Johnny and I live in a one-bedroom flat and we own a lot of stuff between us, we are constantly living in clutter. I always like having a good rubbish removal session and throwing out old paper we don’t need anymore, going through and culling my wardrobe and sorting through bits I don’t wear and just having a general declutter. We recently got a new mattress and after a week of having the old one lying about the house, it was finally collected by Clearbee, a UK-based rubbish removal company with the goal to stay green! Just getting that one item out of the flat made me feel one hundred times better and more motivated. In fact, that day I did the most revision I’ve done all exam period, just because I felt like I had more mental space now my physical space wasn’t compromised.
CREATE NEW GOALS
I think New Year’s Resolutions are a load of crap. You make huge promises to yourself, stick to them for a week and then feel awful for the rest of the year that you never completed your life-altering and wholly unachievable goals. This is why I make monthly goals. They help to keep me motivated and they’re smaller and far more achievable. For example, this month’s goal was to keep myself motivated to revise for exams, to eat less junk food and cook more home-cooked meals (another form of rubbish removal!) and to keep up my great skincare routine. So far, I’m nailing all of them. I’ve only had one McDonalds so far this month and I’ve cooked from scratch nearly every night. This all helps to make me feel less rubbish. My goals for June are to save half of all the money I make in my summer job, put more time back into my blog and create amazing memories with my boy.
Yes. You read that right. I said exercising. Your girl has been going to the gym. And no, while I don’t have amazing #gainz yet, exercising has made me feel so much better about myself. I’m not putting a lot of pressure on myself: I’m an add-on to Johnny’s membership which means I can only go a) with him and b) four times a month. But getting an hour of more intense exercise a week (plus my usual attempts to get my 10,000 steps a day!), I’ve been feeling amazing. Even though Johnny goes to the gym at 5am, the early mornings haven’t been kicking my butt as much as I thought they would and I’m excited to be a fitter, healthier human being. Another form of rubbish removal in my life!