Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Making Changes


Hello everyone! Welcome to 2015! Hope that everyone had a great new year and that we are all not too depressed about going back to work this week! As you know I had a little break from blogging last week just so I could spend time with my friends and family and enjoy real life rather than sticking to a time consuming photographing, note taking, editing schedule that I've been doing all year round! Hey everyone deserves a little time off every now and then! I thought I would start off the new year by talking about some of the positive changes I'm keen to make to my life this year, and please note these are NOT new year resolutions they are hopefully going to be things I will continue to do from pretty much here on out! 

1. Emails.
I am terrible with my email inbox! I get around 20-30 mails a day the majority of which are annoying mailing lists I signed up to while under too much pressure from the shop assistant. I need to learn to delete my emails after I read them. Yes, some of my mails are important, but I currently have around 2000 in my inbox and there is absolutely no need for it. I'm going to try from now on to respond to emails and delete emails as and when I receive them. I'll also try to unsubscribe from some of those dodgy mailing lists. 

2. Manage Money.
I am terrible at this and my boyfriend hates me for it. Between my student loan and my job I probably get almost as much as some of my friends with full time jobs are earning and without a house or any bills to pay for (I live with my parents) I am pretty much the richest I will ever be. Anything I earn goes on what I want to buy and I know how selfish that sounds, but I'm definitely the kind of person who earns a quid and spends two! I also have three credit cards which I use without even thinking about sometimes, and have been known to run up quite a hefty bill, which is not only bad money management, but should I be a sausage and miss any of my payments (bearing in mind I am so forgetful) I will get charged interest. I'm pretty sure I have a shopping addiction and I really need help!

3. Manage anxiety, stress, and worry.
I was diagnosed with anxiety in 2014 after a few years of struggling with the condition, and even now I struggle to manage the ways in which it affects me. For me personally the worst anxiety I get is before I go to sleep at night. I honestly get so worked up about the smallest of worries that I end up panicking and not being able to sleep. A lot of the time the feeling of anxiety is just constantly thinking about anything bad that is going to happen, thinking that people are conspiring against you and just generally feeling overwhelmed by stress and pressure which can come from everyday things like work or university assignments. I think I need to try and go to some therapy sessions as I don't personally believe in taking medication for mental conditions. I also could be better at communicating with people when I am feeling like this as its something most probably don't understand. I've made a huge effort to be with my friends as much as possible this year and its really paid off. I feel closer to them and it puts me much more at ease to be able to talk to them when things are getting too much.

4. Cook healthy meals more often. 
This is something that is hard for me to do as I'm one of those people who are constantly busy doing something. After I get home from uni or work the last thing I want to be doing is making a meal from scratch, but when I have the time on my hands its something I genuinely love doing! Yesterday I dedicated a few hours looking over healthy recipes on Pinterest and made a board just for that-link-so that I can hopefully look through them all and decide what ones are worth trying out. I'm going to try to cook a healthy meal at least once a week from now on and also I want to try not to skip breakfast and then make up for it by drinking sugary coffee, as i do so very often when I wake up late!

That's basically everything that I want to work on not just in 2015 but from now on period. I am really going to try and make these things happen, and put all my effort into making life easier and less stressful for myself! 

Do you guys have any life changes to make in 2015? What do you guys want to work on?


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  1. This is just the post I needed to read! I really need to make small changes and goals this year instead of silly resolutions!

    theglitterden.blogspot.com

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    1. I know I have to sort out my whole life but at least this is a start! :) xxxx

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  2. I also need to make small changes this year, managing money is a good one to start with for me! :D

    Ana Céline Labod

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    1. Oh definitely I think its something we all struggle with :( xxxx

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  3. Your blog is looking absolutely gorgeous! In love with it! :)

    vvnightingale.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you so much! Really happy with it:) xxxx

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  4. These all sounds wonderful! And I love your new blog design ♥
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

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    1. Thanks lovely! It was made for me by pipdig you should check them out they really are amazing :) xxxx

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  5. i completely agree with three and four, i get stressed so easily, and if i just worked to a deadline better or was better at time managing it wouldn't be the way! I'm also trying to cook more this year and be much healthier - I'm a sucker for a pizza! I think these are really good achievable goals, good luck with your 2015!

    www.luciaflorence.com

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    1. oh pizza is my biggest downfall! Its the food of kings haha! xxxx

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  6. Managing money and cooking healthy are changes I'm trying to make!

    Alice x
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    1. Good luck to you lovely! Hope you achieve your goals :) xxxx

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