Setting New Year’s Resolutions… in March!

Hello, hello, hello! Here I am. Back again after a huge hiatus. One day I will be so fantastic at consistently posting that you won’t know what hit you! But until then… sorry friends.

The funny thing is, I’m not even really sure if I have any frequent readers. So if anyone misses me when I’m gone, leave me a comment below so I can think of your face every time I go for more than two weeks without posting. Because at the moment I only think of my own face, and that’s not very motivating.

Today I am here to talk about New Year’s Resolutions! Exciting, yes? Whether you love them, hate them, or are somewhere in between, it is undeniable that New Year’s Resolutions are alive and well. People LOVE to think that along with a change in date will come a change in life. And I think it’s great! Don’t get me wrong… I am all for changing your life at any time of the year! But I do find it fascinating how many people really do change for the better all thanks to a simple New Year’s Resolution.

This year, my resolutions (and my plans to achieve them) are as follows:

Get the diet right. Get the exercise right. Just get the health & fitness right!
This one is pretty self explanatory and it has been at the top of my NY resolutions list for the past few years. I’ve done pretty well in the past! However, I’ve gained a large amount of weight recently, so I am ready to get back out there and give it another go. This time, I would like to find what makes my soul happy to make a positive and lasting lifestyle change rather than a quick fix for here and now.

How will I achieve this goal?
I have signed up to a six week challenge with Bodies By Rachel which will start on March 18th (only 8 days away, yay!) and it will guide me in both areas of nutrition and fitness. I am also SUPER excited to be starting Muay Thai training! I’m looking forward to sharing with you my experience during both!

Read more – not the computer screen, not the phone screen… Physical books.
Again, pretty self explanatory! When I was younger, I would read every single day. I used to write novel after novel too. I really miss that. Now whenever I try to read I seem to fall asleep or get distracted and do something else.

How will I achieve this goal?
I have bought some new books and will be making every effort to read at least one chapter per night before bed, starting tonight! Wish me luck.

Really think about what I want to do with my life and go after it.
I would like to have an idea of what I want to do for the rest of my life. Musical Theatre was always, and still is, my dream. But I would like to have something else I am truly interested in that I can start working towards now while I am away from music studies. Something else that I can have expertise in and passion for.

How will I achieve this goal?
I am constantly looking through university courses, trying to find something that grabs my attention! I think I’ve found a strong contender, but time will tell…

Learn to say no.
I have lived so much of my life doing things purely to please others. I am so ready to put myself and what I want first. It sounds selfish but I truly believe that it is necessary. I get so upset when I think I am disappointing other people and I need to get past that barrier to be able to enjoy all of my time to the fullest. I don’t want to be stuck doing things that other people want me to do for the rest of my life if those things are not contributing to my happiness or health in any way, shape, or form.

How will I achieve this goal?
This one is going to be really hard for me. It’s something I definitely need to work on.
If this is something you have done, please leave me some advice in the comments. I’ll need all the help I can get!


What are your 2019 Resolutions? I’d love to hear!