12 months to a better you

12 months to a better you

Hello,

How are you? I hope you are doing well. Sorry that I didn’t post yesterday. I went out for lunch with my mum, when I got home I fell asleep so by the time I woke up, it was way too late to produce and amazing quality post so I thought I would leave it until today.

In todays post I am going to share some tips for each month to become a better you. Now, I know January is pretty much over but it’s better late then never, right? So go grab a notepad and pen and enjoy the rest of my post.

January

Create a vision board:

  • Vision boards help you discover what you really want and who you really want to be. Create one and put it up somewhere you’ll always see it, make multiple copies if you want too. This will be your daily motivation to hit them goals.

Commit to a budget:

  • You have literally just spent last month on a money splurge for Christmas presents, so this month instead of breaking the bank, budget yourself. Set yourself a limit on how much money to spend and justify your reasoning as to why you should use that much.

Focus on the positives:

  • Come on, cut yourself some slack! Yes, you may have set yourself some new year resolutions, does that mean you need to complete them within a week, no! Focus on yourself, get to know you and your body better.

Drink more water:

  • I have lost count how many times I tell people to drink more water, It sounds so simple, so why don’t you do it? Drinking water helps you lose weight, keeps you feeling full so you don’t have to over eat and it flushes out all of your toxins. See, it’s beneficial.

February

Make breakfast a priority:

  • Did your mum ever tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? She wasn’t wrong! Mums are never wrong just to be clear. Breakfast is just as important as your five a day, so go grab some coco pops and tuck in.

Keep a food diary:

  • See, this is tying in together. Tracking your meals is a great way to see how much crap you’re consuming and what to change in order to be eating a balance diet.

Talking about saving:

  • If you want to save, talk it out. Whether it’s with your partner, mum or yourself, explain why you want to save and how you’ll achieve it.

Start a new workout program:

  • Workouts are my favourite. I love creating my own because they are super simple. I’ll be posting a workout next month.

March

Cut out sugar:

  • Fruit is good, like really good. You don’t need sugar, let’s be honest it doesn’t do a lot of good for you, tooth decay, weight gain, diabetes, heart disease. The list goes on and on. There are always healthier options.

Set a goal:

  • Money or not, you need to have a rough idea how long you want to take to achieve this goal, you can’t have the same goal go on for years and years because you’ll lose the motivation.

Get more sleep:

  • The average person gets around 9 hours sleep, but let’s be honest who here gets that? Sleep is the best ingredient to get the brain working. Sleep is also great from recovering from an illness, sleep really is your best friend.

April

Don’t skip meals

  • Who actually does this? I can’t stop eating! In all seriousness, skipping meals isn’t great, you should get yourself into a routine of what time you’ll eat and stick to it, that way, you shouldn’t skip a meal.

Unplug and unwind:

  • I do this all the time, it’s great to switch off and just chill. We are always so obsessed with our phones and social media that we don’t actually take time to be in the moment. We need to be more in the moment.

Savour your meals:

  • Guys, don’t just eat it, well do eat it but don’t rush your meal. It takes your brain 20 minutes to send out signals of fullness. Taking your time to chew your meals helps you to eat what your body is comfortable with, when you rush food, you tend to eat more and then you feel bloated afterwards.

May

Find a workout buddy:

  • I know how intimidating it can be to head into a gym or to a workout session on your own and feel like everyone is staring at you. If you have a workout buddy, it’s less intimidating and you end up motivating each other.

Go meatless:

  • Now, I’m not telling you to never eat meat, I mean, I eat meat too so that would be hypocritical. Just go a month with trying different alternatives, if you like it, great, if not, that’s great too at least you’ve tried. You don’t have to be a vegan or vegetarian by the way, you can eat whatever you want too.

Downsize your plates:

  • Eat the same amount of calories you are meant to but try doing it in six portions. Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, snack, dinner. Set them to a certain time and keep to the routine. It’s not about starving yourself, it’s little but often.

June

Eat your fruits and veg:

  • Now, don’t give me that crap that you don’t like all fruit and veg because let’s be real, you’ve probably not even tried half of the options out there. Try something new, it won’t kill you (unless you’re allergic then my bad!).

Go for a walk:

  • My favourite thing ever! Walking gives you fresh oxygen, gets your blood pumping, gets your heart racing and you get to embrace everything around you too. There isn’t anything wrong with walking, I love it!

Add meditation to your routine:

  • All of us, whether we are at school, Uni or work, we all work ourselves to the max and end up overstressed. Meditation is a great way to relieve that stress. The best part is, you don’t need a partner to do it with, you can just do it on your own.

July

Go junk food free:

  • Tell me, who hasn’t treated themselves to more than one bar of chocolate or headed to McDonalds just to have a binge day? Well no more, at least for this month. Stop putting crap into your body for just one month and you’ll be surprised at the results.

Aim for 10,000 steps a day:

  • Relax, it isn’t as bad as it seems, once you’ve been doing it for a couple of weeks, you’ll soon find it normal. It’s time to start walking more, the shop is five minutes away, but you decide to take the car, well aren’t you just a lazy ass, get up and walk.

Give to charity:

  • There are always charities needing your help. Whether it be as little as a pound to donating a lot more, you’re still making a difference. So go ahead, give some blood, give away some old clothes and toys or even cut your hair and send it off. Every little helps.

August

Practice gratitude:

  • Counting your blessings not only helps your self esteem rise and reduce your stress, it also makes you feel more content with what you have already. You wont always be searching for something more, something better.

Holidays/weekend breaks:

  • It’s so important to treat yourself once in a while, you do so much day in day out that you deserve some time away. So take yourself for a spa weekend or head to a nice warm villa in Spain. Enjoy time to detox from everything and revamp your vibe.

Sign up for a 5k run:

  • Use this as a motivation to keep that butt going forward. Use a personal trainer or teach yourself, you wont regret it.

October

Recycle

  • I am beyond annoyed at how many people who don’t recycle, just throw it wherever, I don’t know if its common knowledge but all that crap end up in the ocean, so carry on an say goodbye to the life living there/

Quit an expensive habit:

  • Whether you smoke or decide to spend more then half your wages on designer outfits, cut back and spend that money elsewhere.

Pick up a book and read:

  • Come on, turn the TV off, leave your phone and pick up a book and read it, who knows you might actually knows, you might actually enjoy it.

November

Photo everyday

  • You see something you like the look off, take a snap and send it and wait. Try taking a picture of yourself everyday to see how much you changed.

No make-up:

  • Isn’t it great when you breath? Imagine how your face will feel once all the make-up and other products are gone. Try a no make-up day for everyday throughout the month.

Talk:

  • Isn’t talking nice? Interact with one another, see how you get on. Sparking a conversation means the world to many homeless people. It’s never hurt anyone to sit down and talk, to find out others stories.

December

Create a list:

  • This is always the busiest month, so create little lists and leave them around the house to get you working through them while doing everything else.

Celebrate every victory, big and small:

  • Be proud of what you achieved, whether you hit a blogging goal, a personal goal or whatever, shout from the rooftops, pat yourself on the back and relish in the happiness. Celebrate everyone’s victories big ad small because they allowed you to be there in that moment with you, do not take that for granted.

Smile:

  • You made it through another year and again you came out bigger and better than the last, be happy that you’ve gotten to where you are, never forget the journey it took to get you there either.

Well lovelies, that is the end of my post, I hope you enjoyed reading it, if you did, leave a like and a comment, if you really enjoyed share with your friends and social media. Thank you so much for reading!

I’ll see you tomorrow for my usual post.

Love,

A x

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4 Comments

  1. January 23, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    I would love to do this but I just can’t commit to cutting out sugar; it’s my birthday month🙈 and my sisters, haha. I might try the other months so thanks for this xx

    • January 23, 2018 / 10:18 pm

      Haha, I don’t blame you then! No problem, I look forward to seeing what ones you do xx

  2. January 24, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    Love this! Such a good idea x

    • January 24, 2018 / 7:18 pm

      Thank you xx

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