Hello #GWTribe! It’s that time of the year again where we feel “new-new” & super excited about the new year. It’s also one of those times where we are super hyped & energized to achieve our new year goals & resolutions.
Personally,the days 28th to 31st December are times I often set aside to assess myself. What I did well,what I didn’t do well,the mumu(mumu means foolish/stupid in Nigerian Pidgin English 😄)steps I took,what I spent my money on etc. It’s an emotional time for me cause I sometimes cry about the goals I didn’t achieve & I also celebrate myself for my wins.
This blog post is simply to share with you 5 habits that worked for me & helped me stay my best this year.
5 Habits That Worked For Me This Year Are:
1) SPONTANEITY :
Spontaneity means to be spontaneous,to do things out of impulse without planning or premeditation.
Before this year,I was the kind of girl who would fill up a notebook with ideas & plans,without ticking any goal/plan off my list at the end of the year. I used to make plans & wait for the ‘best/perfect’ time to execute those goals. The result of this waiting is procrastination.
Waiting for the perfect time to achieve your goals or ideas causes you to procrastinate and cripples your ability to achieve them. I didn’t wait for the perfect time to do any of the things I wanted to do this year & I’m really happy at how far it got me.
2) CREATING TO-DO LISTS:
A to-do list is a guide that prevents wasted days. It is a breakdown of everything you hope to achieve per day,week,month etc. I got a small notepad where I always write down the things I intend to do everyday.
I discovered that writing a to-do list saves me from spending my whole day doing nothing or on another person’s agenda.
3) LOOKING GOOD:
I turned up the volume on the baby girl lifestyle this year! I mean,why dress shabby??
I paid attention to how I look which was something I didn’t do before this year. Joined a mix & match online class,tried different hair colours,fixed my nails,tried new outfits etc. Let’s just say,I put a lot of effort into looking my best this year.
Why is looking good important & what are the benefits?
- It improves your self esteem
- Sometimes, it’s the only chance you have to leave a good impression on the mind of people.
- It’s a conversation starter: I’ve made new friends by simply looking good. From “I love your pink bag or hair or how you styled your outfit to business, friendship or love…who knows?
4) SOCIAL MEDIA BREAKS :
I overdid this one sha,lol! I took too many social media breaks this year.
However,those breaks helped me recharge & strategize. Whenever I get overwhelmed by the social media world,find myself comparing my journey to others or need some alone time – I simply turn off my celluar data and take a break.
There’s life outside those social media apps! There are real people outside those apps waiting to connect with you.
Social media breaks aren’t just necessary to strategize but they are necessary for mental health.
5) HEALTHY LIFESTYLE :
I invested a lot of time & energy into my health this year. I cut off too much sugary foods, created a balanced diet meal plan, stopped worrying & staying up till late at night, cut off unhealthy relationships etc.
Vegetables and lots of water were added to my diet and the results were wonderful! Healthy lifestyle is a habit I highly recommend not just for this year alone, but for life.
If you’ve been struggling with facial acne, it may be time to put the spotlight on your lifestyle. A few changes here and there may be what your health & skin really needs.
There we have it,my last blog post for the year 2019! Thanks for sticking with me throughout this wonderful year! You are loved! ❤️
Let’s have a conversation. What are the habits you inculcated in your life this year? What are the habits you dropped?