Walking away in fabulous boots...

2/20/2017

When this year began, I shunned making any resolutions. In years gone by, I have tortured myself with the task, so convinced was I that when the clock struck midnight on the 31st December I would need to metamorphose into some polished, preened and perfect version of myself.
I look back now and realise how entirely unrealistic it was to place such expectations on myself. Not least because, I really didn’t need to change at all. While I completely subscribe to the new year, new start ‘thing,’ I am completely over the ‘new year, new me’ cliché.
In 2017, my mission is to be healthier but most importantly to be happier. Obviously, that is not something that I can just sit back on the sofa and command but there are certain strategies that I am putting in place to try and radiate good vibes.
Ultimately, that means that there are a few things that I want to be turn my back on and walk away from – which I will be doing in fabulous new Truffle Collection boots no less…

My bargain ASOS boots - £48 down to just £16!


Body insecurity
I am mindful that this is not something I can just blind eye too; let’s face it, if I could I already would have.
Insecurities about my body have plagued me since I was a teenager and suddenly more conscious of my form that I had ever been before. I’d like to tell you that the nagging doubts I used to harbour about whether my thighs were thin enough, legs were long enough, tummy was toned enough evaporated when I entered my twenties, but they didn’t.
That said, I have come to realise that my thought process can be irrational and that there are more important issues in life to get fixated with. Over the next twelve months, I’m leaving behind those evening physique critiques in front of the mirror and focusing on keeping healthy – mind, body and soul.
I will keep working hard in the gym, keeping eat right but I will be making a concerted effort to walk away from relentless self-discipline and be a little kinder to myself.

Spending
Like most, I get a thrill from tossing down my debit card at the till and treating myself to something nice. While I am not exceptionally frivolous with my money, I am certainly guilt of buying things I just don’t need.
A closet of clothes I never wear, a stack of magazines I don’t read, more notebooks than I could possibly need, enough nail varnishes . I buy obsessively; I become hooked on something and buy a whole heap of it before I get bored and move on to the next. Although this isn’t bank breaking stuff, it all adds up.
You may know from following my social media channels that my boyfriend and I are in the process of buying our first house together. It’s a huge financial commitment and I am so excited to get moved in and start making it ours. As such, I am waving adios to excessive and unnecessary spending, in favour of and creating the home I have so lovingly been virtually cultivating on my many Pinterest boards.

My phone
In this day and age, the population has grown from being obsessed, to being reliant upon technology. My generation especially and in turn, me.
The majority of us are glued to our phones for inordinate periods of time during the day. Much as I try to deny it, I am one of these people and am finding that I am increasingly irritated at myself for it.
Last weekend, I unfortunately had my purse stolen from my bag on an evening out. As gutted as I was and as violated as I felt, I counted my lucky stars that they hadn’t noticed my phone zipped away in a side pocket. Because, as angry as it makes me to admit it losing that, really would have been a catastrophe.
If mobile phones ceased to exist tomorrow, sure I would adjust, but I am at the point now where I depend on mine for the most basic of tasks. From timing the dinner I’ve got in the oven to remembering that friend’s birthday.
Lately, I have been trying to set my phone down, walk away and just ignore it. See you later waning productivity levels and excessive trawling of social media, I have better things to do!

My Truffle Collection boots are from ASOS and I got them in the sale. Currently out of stock, but they can be found clicking here. The perfect suede ankle boots. 



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  1. Love this because I feel the same about it all especially with the spending and the phone. However much I want to buy that nice blusher I just hold out and keep and the money for what I really need- a house too! Also I never used to be on my phone much felt the need to to schedule tweets and post on insta but I get fed up when I travel through for no reason. Great post and I'm with you there! Xh

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    1. Thank you Heather, I'm really glad you liked the post. It can get so easy to get caught up in your phone and social media. I go into Twitter to write one tweet and before I know it, I've gone through Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, emails etc etc. No more unnecessary scrolling for me! x

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