There’s nothing like a 2023 resolutions blog post at the end of January. Like last year’s hopes for 2022, I don’t like resolutions because they feel like too much pressure and that I’m setting myself up to fail.
Looking at my previous hopes, having wider aims to strive for seems to be more achievable:
- Boundaries – I slightly achieved this. I didn’t have many opportunities or reasons to communicate boundaries with others, however I feel more in-tune with my own boundaries.
- Home stuff – Definitely did enough of this. I am sick of painting rooms even though it’s been worth it.
- To Be Read pile – I read 30 books in total during 2022 and I did embrace the audiobook like I hoped. While many were from my TBR pile, it hasn’t really gone down. That’s ok though. I hope to continue reading in 2023, even if I may not hit the same number at the end.
- More vegan – I’m still not fully vegan, however I made more vegan choices last year. Plenty of purely vegan days and I even went to a vegan only restaurant in London, which was a highlight.
- Less time on social media – I only half achieved this. If I did spend less time on social media it wasn’t noticeable, because I still feel like it controls me in ways. I don’t post as much that’s for sure, which is why it’s half achieved but I still feel a need to check in. I’ve set myself usage limits on my phone which seem to be working well in 2023 so far.
Hopes, goals, and dreams for 2023:
I haven’t dieted, weighed myself, or limited any foods I enjoy for years, and I’m much better for it mentally, which is most important to me. Intuitive eating is a practice I’ve read a lot about and follow influencers who swear by it, but it’s something I haven’t quite got the hang of yet.
My main intuitive eating goal is to become ok at leaving food once I’m full. I’m usually hungry all the time and rarely leave anything on my plate, which sometimes leads me to feeling too full and uncomfortable later. It’s ok to leave food and return to it later or have it for lunch the next day.
I’ve become a pro at physical self-care like walking and sleeping, personal self-care like enjoying hobbies, and the stereotypical self-care like skincare and face masks. There are other areas I need to improve upon like spiritual (scary) and actually setting time for other things that make me feel good.
For example, having massages benefit my state of mind and my body/posture but I don’t book them in enough time to get them when I need them. I also need to meditate more and just…be.
Like I mentioned with dieting above, moving my body is the best it’s been since I was a child in terms of not connecting it to diet-culture. It’s not as great as my non-diet, as it’s easier to fall into bad habits with exercising but it’s almost perfect. I don’t force myself to do things I hate and listen to my body more. More of this is in general is my 2023 aim.
And maybe…run an official 5K outside somewhere? That still seems a bit scary for me, but it’s a hope.
Get my Watchlist down
I aimed to get my TBR pile down, now it’s time to tackle my Watchlist. It’s huge. For every 1 film I watch from it a week, I add another 3 it feels like. This year I am watching those classics that have been on there for years. I have to!
I have ideas for blog posts; things on my mind and things I want to write down; I just don’t get to my blog to post anything. Enough! I shall post more of the insignificant, silly things that pop into my head.
Happy 2023 everyone.