Thursday, 1 January 2015

New Year's Antics & Resolutions

 
I spent my New Year with my lovely boyfriend in a hotel with copious amounts of cake, chocolate and tea. We cuddled the night away watching the Queen & Adam Levine concert, the New Year fireworks in London and then Jools Holland, which Paolo Nutini played on and I almost died. 

During 2014 I wrote down one thing every day which made me happy. I went through them all in the evening of the 31st and it put me in an extremely positive mood. 2014 has been a tough year in some ways but reading back over these little notes reminded me about all the good things that have happened (most of which included food or cuddles!) In 2015 I plan to keep a diary so I can continue to document good things which happen in my life. I really recommend doing this as sometimes we can get caught up in all the negativity, causing us to overlook the positive things that happen.

Fedora hat - boohoo.com
Striped t-shirt - Republic at USC
Blazer - River Island
Tapered trousers - Next
Shoes - Converse
Bag - Ted Baker
In the morning, I put on my extremely monochrome outfit and headed out with no make-up; my skin wasn't thanking me for the late night and sugar! We walked to my favourite spot for breakfast in Cardiff, The Pear Tree, and I had my favourite porridge in the entire world (over the course of this blog you may realise just how obsessed I am with it!)

I have been thinking about my New Year's resolutions for 2015, and have compiled a short list of things I would like to do more often to improve the quality of my year. None are too extreme as I don't believe in setting yourself challenges you can never achieve - usually to do with extreme dieting - as it is unhealthy and usually counterproductive. So, without further ado, these are my New Year's resolutions or mantras for 2015:

  1. Radiate Positivity - I spent far too much time in 2014 being miserable and this year, I want to glow with positive vibes.
  2. Always look chic - Dressing well makes me feel better about myself but in 2014 I fell into a rut with making an effort, but I deserve to look nice for myself!
  3. Deprive yourself not - Again, I wasted a lot of time in 2014 (and many years before that) worrying about calories and fat, but I want to leave it behind me and rediscover the art of treating yourself.
  4. Clear space, clear mind - My room occasionally gets so messy it looks like a bomb has struck it, which doesn't bode well for the perfectionist within me! By keeping my room tidy, hopefully I will be able to keep my mind clear and my stress levels down so I can focus on other things.
  5. Look after your body - Although I will not be depriving myself, I am going to try to do little things such as drink more water to improve my overall mood and well-being, I'm sure my body will thank me for it later!
  6. Quality over Quantity - This can be applied to so many different things in life, and it is a great thing for live by. For me, it applies to shopping, as I often go on huge spending sprees for things I don't need. In 2015 I am going to carefully consider everything I buy, and try to go for the highest quality items to last a long time.
  7. Immerse yourself in life - I want to be more spontaneous, worry less about the consequences and really live for every day. I also want to immerse myself in things I am passionate about, such as French, to really develop my skills and understanding of the language and culture.
Of course, I had to have 7 resolutions as 7 is my lucky number! I hope everyone had an amazing start to 2015 and I wish you happiness for the rest of the year!

8 comments:

  1. Your blog is so organized and beautiful! I look forward to reading more posts from you. I also love the variety of posts you have and your new years resolutions are fantastic!
    -thefloralwitch

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! I hope to hear from you again soon.
      - Joie de Jodie x

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  2. really inspring post! your blog is so beautiful and I love how sweet it it and it lights with positivity!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment - that's exactly what I was trying to go for, I wanted it to radiate with positivity just like I try to!

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