Normally, I hate January and spend the entire month waiting for it to be over. But this year, I’ve not only enjoyed it but had a productive and satisfying month too.
Instead of falling into the trap of letting the cold, darkness and post-Christmas misery take over, I’ve used it as an opportunity to plan, prepare and organise for the year ahead.
Back to the gym
I started back at the gym which felt great after a few weeks of indulgence in December. Personally, I feel that I’ve got some way to go before I achieve my fitness goals but that’s just me being a perfectionist. To stop putting unnecessary pressure on myself, I’ve created a weekly workout plan which includes rest days to recover and remember that I’m doing the best I can.
Keeping my finances in check
When it comes to finances, I like to keep top of them as much as possible. I’ve reviewed my savings plan, created a realistic budget for the year, monitored my credit report, sorted my self-assessment, filed my tax return, checked my pension scheme and made a new investment, which I’m excited about. Sad I know but I get a kick out of being financially stable.
Anyway, back to the fun stuff before I morph into an accountant! Luis and I are hoping to have a couple of trips abroad this year so I’ve renewed my passport ready for us to book. Nothing extravagant as we’re both saving but certainly a European getaway or two. We discussed visiting his dad in Australia but we want to do it properly so perhaps next year.
With regards to my blog, I’ve had a really positive start. I don’t want to reveal too much yet but I’ve got some brilliant collaborations coming up including one of my favourite high street brands, a luxury British brand, an award-winning skin clinic and one of my favourite hotels. And it’s only January! I can’t wait to see how February turns out.