Next years words awaits a fresh new voice

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2019 was all about planning, putting my ducks in order and certainly adjusting to some exciting and nerve racking changes.

I have gone on numerous adventures and have come away with some unforgettable memories. Really heavy bumps and incredible highs. Loving and loosing, failing and accomplishing in regards to education and career. It’s been crazy and I’ve grown along the way!

2020 is a time where I settle into my new changes, absorb every bit of learning and adapt in order to do so, being present is part of my resolution. Taking each day at a time, really focusing on the day in front of me and so far… I’m on track.

Toning and loosing a few pounds! Sticking to my no carb for lunch diet and no sugar all week except weekends. It was one hell of a struggle to balance these things in my life since being full time. But I found my balance and mojo and can’t wait to kick it!

Lastly, I would like to focus on a hobby. I have always done gym and cheer but since I am training others in one and being trained in both I would like to focus on something all by myself and conquer! I’ve seen some amazing stretches from the girls in cheer, some fantastic core strength and flexibility in some people who partake in yoga! The positions look so cool and and talented, I would love to achieve that high level of focus, flexibility and all round toning!

Just thoughtful view points/ reca for the upcoming future:

Professionally 2020:

I am so excited to see what 2020 brings, various marketing projects where I can highlight my skills, to which have already been recognised with high praise! I am always learning and growing as a person so to know that 2020 is looking up to be a huge lesson learner is so exciting! I would love more responsibility and I am getting a taster of it as we peak into the new year and it’s just such a wonderful feeling knowing your progressing and succeeding and what you love doing.

Emotionally in 2020:

Being present is so key. We often get so excited about the future and that’s natural! But the facts are, whatever you wish for and hope to achieve will come if you work hard enough and then once it’s there you look back and what you could have payed more attention too! You keep wishing for things to happen you by pass all the other things you wished for in the past that are currently happening. Also being present helps you retain information better and have a a clearer mind space and that’s a huge plus!

Re-channeling

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Wow, so many distractions from work to holidays to finding jobs… my pt has still been going on but my mind and body are certainly not on form.

I hate to admit when I have been lazy but at the same time I can’t give over that I am perfect. However, I pride myself on how I will always big myself up. At the end of the day I have maintained a great shape and I have more of a balance diet than a crazy healthy one. But with all these distractions it’s starting to take its toll.

My mind feels sluggish my legs feel sleepy. If this ain’t a wake up call I don’t know what is, I feel bloated constantly and that was one of the reasons I went down the healthy route to stop feeling so sluggish.

Tricks to stop this:

I am going to repeat the same foods

Shredded wheat and blueberries

Semi milk

1x Omelette with peppers and onion with a banana for a snack

If in work (pasta and tuna or pesto with pepper and onion)

Dinner made (always healthy)

Burn 400 cal on bike and do 20 minute hit sessions

This may be hard because I’ve been snacking a lot more than I’d like to admit. So this will definitely make me realise the lack of control I had during the next two weeks. But I need a serious detox and I have a good amount of time off work too so there shouldn’t be any distractions.

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Strictly:

One cheat day

No snacks until cheat day

Stay focused ❤️

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I really do treat my little corner of the internet like a diary and you can take from this what you will but hopefully this gives other motivation and inspiration on bettering themselves I found an amazing quote from Tony Robinson.

“No matter how many mistakes you make or slow the progress is your still doing better than everyone who isn’t trying.” – Tony Robinson.

Start your day right guys! Good luck with any challenges.

The beginning of the end

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Click. End of all my submissions. Click. Three years of university are over.

Wow, well that was fast and never did I expect everything that happened to me would actually happen. Predicting the future was one of the toughest pills to swallow at the beginning of university

“This isn’t for me… what am I going to do? Who am I? Who am I or who do I even want to be? Where do I want to be?”

The journey was daunting, incredible, frightening, delicious and over all a success from the bottom of my heart.

It started off rocky, I hit a flat road (almost like those long stretches of road you see in America, beautiful scenery, watching and observing) and then the final hurdle which was more like a gradual climb. Nothing strenuous, just a gradual stepping stone of realisation that the journey is coming to an end and often looking back down to see how far you’ve come.

I’ve taken many steps and had many moments of looking back. To start I have often reflected on the bad times and have taken it as complete accretion – what’s life without lessons! I think it’s so important to reflect and take a breath. I’ve learnt rushing round and trying to get answers/ results FAST! You have to be patient in this life and take each day as it comes. This philosophy proved to be the best mind set for me.

I look at all of what I accomplished and how far I’ve come as a person and blessed that I saw it all till the end and with a greater understand of what and where I want to be. I see the people around me and just want to hug them till it hurts because they have been everything for me and I know their love and support will continue because these people are one in a million❤️

I’m just so happy to come away with the three years experience and feel blessed. I’m anxious to see what the future holds but I feel confident in myself and whats in reach! … Last stop 🎓 graduation!

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Where I find Zen

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I don’t know if it is because I am consciously looking for any source that surrounds me with the feeling of harmony, but it has come to my attention mindfulness has certainly been found by so many. I can’t say it’s fact but it feels as though people are actively looking for mindfulness within modern day society. Most are delving into enlightened paths, not so much reaching enlightenment like the Buddha, but enlightening their senses to what makes them feel so trapped and erratic. Everyone is trying to find their place, as am I and found a little corner within my hometown that is just adorable.

For anyone visiting Wales and fancy taking some time out within their day to relax and get back in touch with yourself, WaterStone book shop in Cardiff should be on the top of your list. This is my 2nd best spot… the beach is first of course!

But I guess the beach doesn’t have this charming feel. When you walk in it’s so sweet and the quaint stairs lead you up to my favourite part of the shop, which is the spiritual writing and self help section. I took another detour in search of a mindfulness book and ended up with something more adventurous. I do tend to go for more thoughtful books nowadays, but like the buddha teaches about the ‘middle way’ and how too much of something can be bad – I agree and went for a fiction. Im already set for a more holistic book ready for the beaches in Thailand, a book by the monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh.

I sat down with all these books until I made a decision and the staff in their are so helpful and its great to see the place so busy and receiving lots of business. It really deserves it as it has a warm welcoming feel, with it’s own cafe… how can it not attract people. Sat there with a coffee and cake reading your books. I would be typing away in their cafe if I had the choice but my unfortunately my Mac was not with me.

But as I’m home and looking at my new displayed night stand, the showcase of books make me feel happier because books are so fulfilling and make me very sleepy. I don’t sleep that well so this is very therapeutic! Stacked up nicely with the help of my two marble horses passed down from my nan. She always makes a mark in my life. It’s been a great day! Oh, and this gorgeous brown leather book and pen from Waterstones is my trusty blogging book. Packed full of ideas and notes. Thanks Waterstones 🖤

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