Ah, January. It’s the start of a brand-new year, and the perfect opportunity to begin afresh. On the 1st, many of us set goals and New Year’s resolutions for the year ahead. From eating healthier food to kicking a bad habit, they always seem good in concept but can often prove to be tough in practice. With this in mind, we’ve decided to take a kinder approach to resolutions this year and instead look at what we’d like to achieve. Take a peek below to join us as we catch up with some of our Brand Ambassadors to chat about their aspirations for the next 365 days…
New Year’s Day is a time to set goals that usually (if I’m lucky!) last until the end of January. I normally spout the same old ‘I will eat less chocolate’ resolution, but this year I have one target, and one target only: To get a first in my degree. I’ve done really well throughout my education, so to get a first in a Fashion Design will be the cherry on top.
In 2019, we’ve decided to be more frugal and reduce the amount of waste we produce as a family. To help us achieve this, we’ll be meal planning weekly and growing our own vegetables on our allotment. We’ll also aim to spend more time outdoors enjoying long walks, bike rides and generally being more active.
I was listening to a podcast called ‘Happier’ by Gretchen Rubin, and her idea is to pick a one-word theme for the year. I thought it was a great idea!
On my commute to work today, I was listening to a podcast called ‘Happier’ by Gretchen Rubin, and her idea is to pick a one-word theme for the year. I thought it was a great idea! I’ve never been good at keeping resolutions, and I’ve never remerged as the different person I always set myself to be in 12 months.
So, a word popped into my head – routine. In 2019 I’m going to nail down my routine. I like the idea of a theme because it’s not restrictive, it could be my morning routine – stop pressing snooze 5 times, my meal plan – take time to organise, my bed time routine – don’t let Netflix autoplay keep you up until midnight! I will also reinstate Face Mask Monday, Treat Yourself Tuesday and the Mid-Week Mani. There’s happiness to be found in routines and habits, so instead of punishing myself and feeling like a failure, this year I will be flexible and let my goals change as regularly as I do and that is what I want for 2019.
I absolutely love to shop (doesn’t everyone?) but this year I have set myself a goal. I plan to grow my savings and I have set a target for how much I would like to finish 2019 with. I also plan to buy less fast fashion and invest in higher quality products to decrease my environmental impact.
I am going to try and find one positive to take away each day, even if it is something small. It’s a random one, but I want to learn how to make bread – and then how to make good bread! Finally, I am going to continue working out how I can get a dog in my little flat…