The first week of the year has come to an end and we have embarked on week 2. Unlike most people who start out strong with their resolutions only to falter down the road, I did it the smart way by faltering at the very beginning. I spent the first couple of days thinking okay do I start drinking water now? When exactly should I begin my squats? I was in a limbo at the beginning of the year as I had exams and did not quite feel like I was writing with a fresh slate.
Now I feel strangely happy, optimistic and relieved. I cannot pinpoint the source of these feelings but it may have to do with the fact that I don’t have exams for a while, and I have nothing outstanding from twenty seventeen. I did not knock my resolutions out of the park, some of them I haven’t even started but it’s all uphill from here. I got a little excited and downloaded three goal tracker apps. It is nice to document my goals but to be honest I haven’t made much use of the app.
Let’s see how I did on my resolutions:
- Drink at least three bottles of water a day: I did really well on day 3, okay on day 4 and then just reverted to my parched ways.
- Exercise (squats, abs, yoga)– Nothing.
- Do something interesting on weekends and hang out with other people-Knocked this out of the park. I had lunch with friends three days of the week and had dinner and the theatre on Saturday. Perhaps all this social interaction is why I feel so happy. I hope to keep this up and I am already thinking of ideas for next week.
- Travel the world-Hey it’s only week one!
- Improve my French-I spent 30 minutes learning French this week which is not as good as I want.
- Eat more vegetables-Done! Had spinach and peppers with my dinners this week and it was good.
- Learn to knit-Nothing.
- Learn to use chopsticks-Nothing.
- Take care of my hair-Well I have made a bit of effort. I still need to find a good routine that works for me.
- Try something for the first time-I ate food from two new places this week. I also went to the ballet for the first time.
- Write two blogposts per month. Here’s one.
And so on and so forth.
All in all it’s been a good year so far. I am beginning to realise that the key to maintaining my happiness and sanity is to ensure a good balance between spending time in my room by myself and hanging out with people out of my room. As introverted as I am, it still feels good to go out and have good conversation over good food.
Cheers to the new week. I hope it’s good and I hope to achieve more of my goals.