Firstly I’d like to apologise for not posting anything last week, I post my blogs on Fridays and as you all know last Friday was Christmas so I didn’t think anyone would be checking the internet too much. On that note I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
So it’s the beginning of a new year. How many of you have made resolutions? How many of you intend on sticking to these resolutions.?
I’ve never made a big deal about New Year’s Resolutions, but this year I feel like I’m more motivated, more determined so maybe if I make some resolutions or have certain goals to accomplish, I’ll actually stick to them and get somewhere….So my resolutions for this year are:
•Pass my driving test. I was never that fussed about driving until last year when I realised it’s becoming a necessity, I’ve missed out on job opportunities because of not being able to get to secluded set/shoot locations.
•Participate in one photoshoot a month. Now this doesn’t sounds like a lot and sounds very achievable. However when you have a full time job, a social life and other hobbies. It’s hard to fit these things in. As I want to pursue this a career I’m going to start looking at it in a different light, instead of saying ‘it’s hard finding the time’, I will simply make time.
•Join an amateur dramatics or take up singing lessons. Now this may seem a bit redundant to certain people. Although I have more modelling jobs, my degree in is theatre, my passion is theatre, more specifically musical theatre so I want to be involved with this once again. It’s been a couple of years since I have performed on stage so I am a little rusty, my vocals chords could do with a tune up.
Now when it comes to keeping said resolutions, it requires a bit more than excitement. It’s one thing to come up a list of goals, but practicing them requires just that – practice. Continue on with a positive but realistic attitude and you’ll manifest 2016 to be your most rewarding year yet! Here’s my couple of tips on how to do so:
•One thing at a time. Start small – you don’t need to try and do it all, especially in the first week. It’s overwhelming, and you’ll likely become so exhausted you lose your motivation. So scale back that list of 15 resolutions, or try to focus on one for the month of January, then add the second in February. Much more realistic to manage.
•Don’t follow what your family and friends are doing. They mean well, and they very well might have great ideas. But that’s what works for them. Remember that what they need is different from what you need. What they like may be very different than what you like. Focus on yourself, your unique.
•Be kind to yourself. No, you may not be able to twist yourself into Crow Pose in your first yoga class, but give yourself credit for trying. Love and appreciate yourself for all the amazing things you do.
•Remember – your body is your temple. It works hard to keep you alive and well. Now it’s time to love it back. Listen to its needs, then act accordingly. Your body will thank you by thriving! xxx