I’ve not exactly been quick off the mark in publishing my first blog post of 2015 but it’s better late than never, right? I’m actually kind of terrible with new years resolutions, I can’t remember the last time I successfully achieved some far-fetched goal I set myself in all the Januarys in my 19 years on earth. So this year I’m committing to simple, achievable aspirations that just might make a difference.
Ordinarily, the last week or two of every month is a major struggle, and it really doesn’t have to be. I’m prone to frivolous and unnecessary purchases on eBay or picking up unusual ingredients that excite me in the supermarket but end up sitting at the back of the cupboard gathering dust. This year, I’m going to be much more sensible with my spending and, more importantly, my saving – so look out for more budget recipes in 2015!
Waste Less Time
I’m a die-hard advocate of lazy days, they’re good for the mind, body and soul. But I have too many of them and I don’t even do them properly, I just sit around doing nothing whilst worrying about the fact that I’m doing nothing, therefore negating any potential benefits of nothingness. This year I want to plan my weekends to get the best of those 48 hours every week that I possibly can; forest walks, learning new things, reading good books and of course kick-ass cooking, anything that could give one a sense of achievement by the end of the day. We’ve only got one life, it’d be a terrible shame if I wasted mine in front of multiple screens.
Read More Cookbooks
As you all know, I love food, I’m probably food’s biggest fan. There’s so much to learn about food and one of the best ways to do it is digest cookery books. This year I’d love to soak up knowledge on cuisines that I’ve never experienced before and get experimenting in the kitchen with some new skills and flavour combinations. (If you’ve got any great books to recommend, make sure you do so in the comments!)
Make Some Videos
I’ve been thinking about kicking off my YouTube channel for a few months and recently upgraded to a camera that will record HD videos. For some reason, the idea of vlogging fills me with nervousness but this year I resolve to post my first video – it might be a few weeks away and it might be in December, but it will be this year!
Keep a Journal
This is one I’m succeeding on so far, keeping a journal goes a long way to improving general writing skills and it’s a really cool way to look back on your life. I also find it to be quite therapeutic to write out my thoughts on the day as part of winding down in the evening.
Thanks for reading x