As the year draws to an end, I've been thinking about my 2020 resolutions, the ones I've done in 2019 and why I actually do this!
I've done monthly resolutions for the last 2 years, and it's not something I'm giving up just yet...even though it becomes harder each year to think up 12 new or unique challenges for the year. I love having a new and different focus each month, and a month seems more of a doable task than a whole year! Sometimes I struggle to complete a whole month, but we are only human after all.
This year I've struggled with some more than others. Here's a round up of what my challenges have been:
I did this one last year, and I always find it's such a great way to reset the body after an overindulgent Christmas. A lot of people judge Whole30 before they've tried it, thinking there won't be enough choice of what to eat, and that the foods you're allowed to eat are boring. You do need to be a bit more experimental, and plan ahead a bit more than normal, but I would really recommend doing this to anyone! There are loads of Whole30 recipes online and the cookbooks are great too.
February- 2 Veg days a week
Another great one that I found very easy to do. I loved getting experimental with my veggie recipes and trying lots of new things.
March- New recipe each week
One to get even more experimental in the kitchen! I love cooking and trying new recipes, and having this challenge gave me a focus to get out of the routine of always cooking my favourite things.
April- No shopping
I failed! I was good at this one last year, but this year I had 2 weddings in April and one of them was in Girona...so I had to do some shopping! Next year I'll try again...
May- New workout app
A good one to do before my wedding!
June- Calm app
I had my wedding in June so to keep me cool, calm and collected I did a daily meditation session on the Calm app, which I found was great.
July- Read an interesting book
The book I chose was "A Little History of the World". I am admittedly still trying to get through this book...
August- explore London
This one didn't go so well...I was hardly in London during August so I found it hard to fit exploring London into the time that I was here. I managed to go to Kew Gardens to see the Chihuly exhibition, which was great, but that was about it.
September- Learn anatomy
I really enjoyed going back to my physiology and anatomy book to study in between clients and found I picked up on bits of information than I had the first time I studied.
October- less time on social media
This one is always a great one. Delete Instagram, Facebook and any other accounts you have off your phone to avoid any temptation!
November- phone off 8pm-8am
Another one that's very tough, and I did find myself going past the 8pm switch off most evenings, but this is mainly because most evenings I finish clients at 8pm and then use that time to catch up on emails etc. So maybe next time I'll set a more realistic time of 9.30pm.
December- Get that body moving!
I find that I have to force myself some evenings to do my stretching sessions, but it was always worth it.
New Resolutions for 2020 coming soon...
Georgie created "Retreat 4 Your Feet" in 2011. The blog includes fun facts, personal stories, and general information.