2020, a year that excites me to the core. This is the year I will be getting married!!!
All, my life marriage was never a priority or excitement. I never once teared up at a wedding. But after meeting him and how our relationship smoothly transitioned into each phase. Here I am all excited to be his wife.
I don’t exactly have resolutions set for each year but I did have this list last year which I aced half of it. Yayyers!
So here goes my 20 for 2020 :
- WORKOUT CONSISTENTLY
I need to get back on track. I took a break when I was sick a few months ago. I was in too much pain to even stand up properly, let alone fit in a workout into my life. February is the perfect time to kickstart as I will be back in KL after my sabbatical. I need to look my best during my wedding too.
- DRINK MORE WATER
This has been my life long constant struggle as I have a very rapid metabolism rate and “tiny” bladder issues. But will try harder. He is constantly making me drink more and even gets me my favourite Volvic water to encourage me.
- EAT MY SUPPLEMENTS RELIGIOUSLY
I tend to forget this. Sigh. Since health is a priority, this should be on top of the list too!
- 30 MINUTES OF MORNING ME TIME
I have tried this in 2019, ah such bliss to wakeup and focus on myself. Do other things before checking my crazy handphone for work updates, Social Media, Chats and more. A little zen in the morning will go a long way to set my mood.
- PRAY ON TIME
The culprit would be work and my phone. I get distracted by it. I will try to pray once I hear the Azan. NO DELAYS! Allah does not delay, so I should NOT delay him too.
- MASSAGE ONCE A MONTH
I have done this a couple of times at the same cycle every month and it has helped me tremendously. It helped with me with the growth, more like shrinking the growth. Alhamdulillah. Will continue this for as long as I can. Plus getting massages for this tired body is just blissful.
- DO FACIAL EVERY QUARTER
I am turning 35 this year, I need to get serious with my skin. Being in the UK for a long period has definitely increased my crow-feet. Skin is so dry here and my pores look huge and clogged suddenly. Need to also have that wedding glow, ya know. Hehe.
- TRY PRP
This was a suggestion from Mama, she said at that glow. Plus it will make my skin so much better after my saga with hormone pills last year. Scared but curious. Any comments on this anybody?
- GET BACK INTO READING
I have the GoodReads app which helps me keep on track with my reading and it has been slow. I do still read many articles online. But I must continue reading my hardcopy Chic Lits. They really do help me destress.
- DO ONLINE DATE NIGHTS
We text each other everyday cause clearly we miss each other and need to be in communication all the time. But since his Masters in Psychology is pretty challenging and I’m going to be more swamped with my clients, we are going to try to a date night per week and text less in the day. He says it will make me miss him even more. So we shall give this a go.
- FINALIZE WEDDING THINGS
I will save this for a different blog post, don’t know if you want to know about it. But it would be my online Wedding Checklist.
- REDO THE BEDROOM
In preparation for the wedding and because my armchairs are in dire need of an upholster.
- BRING RALPH AND TYRONE TO THE VET
It has been a while. Alhamdulillah they are healthy but they deserve a check-up and professional grooming. Miss them so much!!!
This has got to be my favourite of it all. I love throwing out unused and rarely used items. I also throw out or sell them off. It makes me feel so much better after that.
Nowadays, I will only buy something after I have sold something. More like a self-justification of my purchases. It’s quite rewarding I must say.
- RECONNECT WITH MY RECYCLING HABITS
Less plastic. Sort by type. Recycle trash. Bring my recyclable bags wherever I go. Bring my Stojo out. Bring my metal straws. The list to do better will and must be done.
If you follow my work Social Media, I have posted up a posting in search of an intern and soon a subordinate. Alhamdulillah, things are getting better. Renewed contract too.
- GET PAID FOR WHAT I DESERVE AND CONTRIBUTE
This is key cause I tend to reduce my price just to stay afloat. But the work I put in does not justify or I am being taken for granted of. Will speak more about work in my future post.
- STAY AWAY FROM NEGATIVITY AND TOXIC
I am surrounded by the above and it has taken a mental and emotional toll on me. I have managed to block out some, but the list continues this year. I have to do this for my own growth, self-respect, integrity and mental health.
- BE FIRM
When I say no, it means no. When I say yes, it means yes. When I tell you this is how it should be, that’s how it should be. If my contract states that, that’s what you get.
Anyways, those are my major goals for this year. Would love to be a more holistic person this 2020. Hope you all have an amazing one! Do share your thoughts.