Drinking more water. I feel like no matter what the problem is the first suggestion is to drink more water. Headache: Drink more water. Breakout: Drink more water. Weight loss… the list goes on. Lately, it’s something I’ve been trying hard to do. I rarely drink anything but water at home these days (aside from the occasional coffee, but baby steps – yanno!) which is a massive step for me because I used to live off Ribena. I start the day with hot lemon water and drink iced lemon water with meals and do my best to sip on water at my desk at work to hit at least 2 litres a day.
Moisturizing. I know this is probably something that most of you will already be in a routine of anyway but I went through a phase of just being so lazy when it came to moisturising my body. In the interest of self-care, I decided I needed to make this a priority and not only does it make all the difference because your skin just feels so much happier but also spending the time to focus on yourselfeach day, even if briefly, is hugely important.
Exercise. One of my main focuses over the past few months has been getting back to what I consider a healthy weight for me. So as well as changes my diet, fitting in some workouts (more consistently) is a change I’ve really been trying to make…I won’t lie, it’s a process – if you follow me on Instagram you may have seen I ditched a workout for cocktails only last week, but it’s all about balance, right?
Make time for what you love. For me, this is this blog. Over the last few years, I’ve just not made the time for the blog I had in the past which is why I decided to redesign and move to WordPress for a whole new start. Making the time to plan & write posts, interact with other bloggers, put the effort in with social media! That’s all stuff I love doing so that’s what I’m making the time for. But on top of this making time for friends and family, and my hugely supportive other half, and planning travels – the list goes on!
Goal setting. I feel so much more motivated when I know what I’m working toward but also how I plan on getting there. An amazing quote I came across in Career Girl Daily’s book Ultimate Blogging Guide is “A goal without a plan is just a wish” which is so accurate. So I’ve been setting goals and plans of how to reach them in every aspect of life; that could be blogging goals, health goals, financial goals. It honestly makes all the difference for me in actually getting stuff done and knowing I’m making progress.
So that’s five.
I’d love to know what small things you find lead to big changes in your life, so make sure you let me know in the comments. And follow me on Bloglovin’ to keep up with how these changes have an impact over time.