Darlings, do you make New Year’s resolutions? I don’t, since I'm notoriously breaking them anyway! So, instead of setting myself for disappointment right off the bet, for the third year running I set myself a little challenge instead.
Two years ago it was all about solo eating, last year was about less is more and this year will be about letting go and going back to basics. The simple thing in life is that we can’t do everything and most of us need to do less to be truly happy and fulfilled. I know it seems strange but all the huge plans, goals and to-do lists actually make us miserable, instead of making us happier. We feel that the next big thing will be it, but mostly it's not, so enjoying today is the answer for me.
The one thing that keeps us from doing less is guilt. So I am hoping to get rid of guilt no matter how small or big it might be. Like taking that extra 30 minutes away from house chores each Friday to sneak in a longer walk with my dogs or finish work a bit earlier to surprise Balazs with an early movie night out or a dinner in with garlic soup and homemade cheese sticks. It’s about doing things and being present instead of trying to fit in everything and being miserable or overtired. Also, I will continue enjoying the small pleasures of life from last year and solo meals are still one of my favourite things to do on my own:) Have you ever done it?
How about you, loves? Making resolutions this year? What are they? Fancy joining in the challenge? xo
P.S: Dinner with friends.
P.P.S: Have you tried the detox bath yet? It's my new go-to treat!
(Photo via Stephanie Duncan)