My New Years Resolutions

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It's the time of the year where the desire for self-development makes a steep incline.  I am a firm believer that you do not need a new year in order to make drastic changes.  On top of that, baby steps to a better self is more than enough.  Nevertheless, I do have a list of qualities that I want to improve upon and decided to hold myself accountable by posting it here.  All of these resolutions I am starting today so when the new year rolls by, it won't feel like a 360 degree change in my lifestyle. 

Drink more water.  Classic.  I don't really need to expand on this one, but my pure water intake is quite low most days which could explain a lot of my lethargy and dry skin patches.  Instead of diving into drinking over 2 litres a day, I hope to drink around 1.5 litres to 2 litres a day using the pink 2.2 litre I bought so it gains more use than dust in the cupboard.  

Finish Insanity Month 1.  I am currently in the process of completing week 1 for the second time for which I will do an updated blogpost about.  I am trying to exercise first thing in the morning instead of late at night so I start my day on a positive and productive note.  After finishing Insanity Month 1 I will move on to Month 2 and then perhaps redo month 1. 

Gossip and judge less.  I am guilty of venting about individuals that have upset me or frustrate me for whatever reason.  This creates a lot of negative energy for me and lets face it - gossiping looks ugly on everyone.  It is a nasty habit but it is a part and parcel of human nature.  Nonetheless, it is something I hope to improve.  The way I plan to go about it is to journal out my negativity instead.  

Blog regularly. I wholeheartedly apologise for not keeping up with my 3-a-week post schedule.  Moving from my masters to medical school was a strange yet exciting transition.  It has not only required an adjustment with time management but I am suffering with writers block.  I do not want to just post about school and academia despite it being a huge part of my life.  However, I have been struggling to think of new beauty and fashion related posts.   My priority is studies and extracurriculars but I aim to pay more importance to my blog as it has blessed me with many opportunities.  

Dance videos.  Choreography brings me so much joy.  My style is not distinctive to one form, so I would love to share my choreography on instagram or even do mini tutorials on youtube as dance is everything to me. 

Practice the violin more.  As many may or may not know, I have played the violin since I was about 12 years old.  Yet, my skill has not improved significantly given that my passion for the instrument faced many crests and troughs.   Hence, I want to try to incorporate 30 minutes to an hour worth of practice a week so it is not an overwhelming amount but it is not impossible to achieve alongside my other hobbies and studying.  

Be more humble.  I have been conscious of seeming like a 'know-it-all' or that I am bragging about my achievements.  No one has pointed anything out but I want to remain more grounded and down-to-earth because my head may end up in the clouds more than it should.  

Practice more gratitude and eliminate selfishness.  Although I believe that we should all be selfish to a degree for protection and ensuring that you do not compromise your own desires, we should not manipulate or hurt others in the process.  On top of that, it is vital we always reflect and appreciate what we have as many individuals are praying for the life we live.  

Thank you so much for reading! Happy holidays to you all. 

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