I'm really enjoying spending my Sunday afternoons snapping blog photos and just casually typing up posts with a cuppa in hand. A little late on the bandwagon, but after a busy first week back at work, I really wanted to sit down and type up a handful of my new year's 'resolutions' that I would like to achieve over the next 12 months. Obviously the whole eat less, exercise more is top of my list (once again), but this year I don't want to put too much pressure on myself, but slowly incorporate them into my everyday lifestyle.
1. Improve blog photography
I studied A Level Photography at College and really enjoyed it. The majority of our time was spent learning and developing images with a manual camera and I didn't really get a chance to delve into the digital world. This year, I would not only like to improve my blog photography, but also my images offline. I am super excited to take my camera away with me on trips this year, and make myself a promise to start printing and hanging them around our new home.
2. Adopt a healthier lifestyle
I mentioned above that the motto 'eat less, exercise more' was once again at the top of my resolution list, but I realised that it is included every year and tends to fail every year. Sticking by the whole 'not putting too much pressure on myself' plan, I thought I'd aim towards a healthier lifestyle; taking the stairs, making healthier meal choices when eating out, switching up fizzy drinks with flavoured water etc. I got a Breville Blend-Active® for Christmas and I have loved experimenting with fruit and veggies for breakfast - stay tuned for a full review and some of my favourite recipes coming soon!
3. Switch off
As much as I enjoy blogging and using other social media sites such as Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, I really want to challenge myself to regularly 'switch off'. With Spring/Summer approaching, it is a perfect time to enjoy walking and other outdoor activities. Growing up, the only time I was ever inside was to sleep & eat, and my parents would constantly have to nag me to come in! For a living, I spend most of my day in front of a computer screen, and this year I really would like to make a concious effort to step away from technology, and spend more time with my lovely friends and family.
What are your 2015 New Year's 'resolutions'?