It’s been really standard living the past two weeks. I’ve gone to work, come home and everything has pretty much been routine.
Unfortunately, I haven’t been as driven or as go-getting as I should be, so some things – including this blog – have been laid aside.
To be honest I can’t say that it is down to anything other than laziness, procrastination and the willingness to indulge myself in watching just one more episode of Game of Thrones (OMG to the season finale!).
The one thing I am thinking about however, is how we’re already almost halfway through the year!
It always goes so quickly!
You get to this point and think: What have I done with the first half of the year? And in my case: Where has all that motivation and gusto gone?
It’s time to make Mid-Year Resolutions.
What were your New Years resolutions? Did you achieve anything you planned to achieve at the beginning of this year? Have you done any of them? Could you still do them if you haven’t already?
It can be so great at the beginning of a year: It’s a fresh start, you get the ball rolling and tart doing so many things but you soon find that you can’t manage it all or you lose interest or motivation. No matter how quick it seems to go, a year is also a long time. Once some goals are achieved (for example last year i spent some months abroad at the beginning of the year Feb-April) it’s hard to pick yourself back up and keep going (by June it was same old, same old). But not this year. This year the whole year has got to be good and well used. It’s time to plan out what the rest of the year is going to be like so that even if you didn’t start well you finish well, and if like me you’re starting to lag, you can get that New Year feeling back again.
One place to start is to look at what you’ve already achieved and use that as a springboard from the next 6 months. In my retrospective daydream I can see that I have done quite a few things: I have been reading more and working towards getting a good grip on my finances. I haven’t yet curbed my appetite for new shoes but it has been controlled and my purchases are much more specific. I have also been tracking it so I know how much I spend where and on what. I’ve been moving forward with the business project and I even took the plunge and cut my hair!
However, there is still a lot more on my list I haven’t done and I don’t want this year to be as the previous years have been: good at the beginning but dry at the end, leading to a resolution that “next year will be different!” and so ground-hog year ensues. My plan to go inter-railing and travel through Europe has been ditched along with the plan to go to Morocco and I really haven’t kept to any good exercise regime so I’m missing a beach-ready body but all is not lost as I’m going to Prague! And I’ll be going to Spain in the winter and have partnered up with my mum to do fitness classes. We just have to start and start now! As the saying goes : “Better late than never”
I’m really glad that although I’ve been slowing down there is a whole other six months for me to make something great out of. It hasn’t been perfect and I haven’t been on top of everything as I imagined and would have liked but I’ve definitely been moving. Who would have thought that I would finally be able to Ice-skate backwards by the end of this year?
Also as an added bonus the Sun is starting to shine. I always feel so motivated when the Sun is shining, I hope it stays!
What are your mid-year resolutions? How are you going to make the rest of your year awesome?
Good thing of the day: Mid-Year review. Good to see things have happened and planning for the rest. Ground hog year averted.