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Monday, January 02, 2017

The year of realising stuff - Rosh's 2017 resolutions

We (including myself) all laughed when Kylie Jenner said that 2016 was the year of realizing stuff and how wrong we were to pass judgment! As 2016 really has been the year to realise, reflect and refine ourselves and our crafts.

From all this realising I decided to compile a small list of what I have learnt in 2016 and apply these revelations to my resolutions to 2017.

Live for yourself
After a pretty hectic year this will be my mantra for the new year. As long as I am happy with the decisions I make, as long as I am not hurting anybody and as long as I am comfortable, then I will always look to put my happiness and well-being first.

Being happy for me is also having the confidence to speak your mind honestly when placed in uncomfortable situations. The art of saying no without offering an elongated explanation.

Additionally, I will let go of the belief that I need to have everything figured out right now. I will be comfortable in the fact that the steps I am taking will lead me down the path to the lifestyle I have visualised.  With the rise in popularity of social media and instafamous influencers I have spent endlessly hours scrolling through the gram comparing myself to the lifestyle of these individuals. This stops now, I will live my life for me, minding my own business and continuing to pursue my dreams. Patience is key.

Stop self-sabotaging
There were a few good opportunities that arose in 2016 and for reasons to this day I struggle to understand, I did not follow them up or allowed them simply to slip into my mountain of unread emails.  2017 I am grabbing and holding onto all the great opportunities the Universe brings into my path. With this I will strive to be more confident in myself and my abilities. And instead of watching life past me by I will decide for myself that I am brave, powerful and confident enough to change things, release negative energies and to let go of toxic people for the sake of my happiness.

Praises your successes
Sometimes I need to stop, sit back and be grateful to be living, happy and surrounded by loving family and friends. Too often I get caught up in constantly chasing the future ‘next big thing’ without stopping to give myself credit for my past and current accomplishments. From restarting my blog in July 2016 I have to this day achieved over thirteen thousands views, I started on an entrepreneurial journey as the Founder of cocolem, a natural cosmetics company that makes cruelty free and organic lip balms suitable for vegans and vegetarians, I started my current Paralegal job in an area of law that has always interested me, without the LPC, I was asked to be a Godmother to a beautiful baby girl and I was able to self-finance my dream car and despite a few slip ups I was able to get meat out of my diet!

Healthy is not a goal, it is a way of living
In a year an average Brit spends £787 on alcohol, men spend an average of £934 per year compared with women spending £678. A study has also estimated that we Brits spend 315 days of our lives hungover and will have more than 3,000 hangovers in our lifetime. Lung disease as a result of heavy alcohol consumption is also one of the number one killers in the UK.
And with that the most cliché of my New Year’s resolution is to cut out alcohol. If I actually stop to think of the amount of days and coins wasted spent on beers and recovering from a hangover the number would be quite high. I had one dark fruits Strongbrow on NYE (can you tell I like beer lol) and that was it, even then I got home thinking did I even need that. So I plan to complete dry January and take it from there.

A different language is a different view of life
I have always wanted to be bi-lingual but I tend to enthusiastically start learning a language and then after a few weeks I get distracted only to start a few weeks later from scratch. This has pretty much been my language journey since the beginning 2016 and so this year I will attempt to be able to speak conversational French and I also will learn basic Arabic. I have already re-downloaded Duolingo, dusted off my Harry Potter series books in French and Mastering Arabic Series.

I will be writing a follow up NYE resolution post later in the year. What are your resolutions?

I cannot wait to see what 2017 holds; I wonder what Kylie will predict.

Happy New Year!

Rosh xo


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