July Goals

#ThrowbackFriday - Who can remember my last monthly goals post? A million points to Slytherin if you do because it was back in October 2014. Yep. I don't really know why I stopped writing them - I think I was worried people would find them annoying/boring, but the sudden impulse to do one occurred this morning and here I am. 
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Get to grips with my new diet. I am officially a gluten- & dairy-free vegetarian that suffers with sporadic acid reflux and IBS issues, meaning my eating habits have been a bit iffy as of late. But I finally feel like I'm ready to accept and embrace my new lifestyle and I hope that come August I'll have adjusted well enough to feel confident and less anxious around food. I bought myself a cute little watermelon lunchbox from Tiger recently so that I can store away all of my snacks to carry around with me, and I'm planning on buying myself a few smaller plates to eat off of so I can control my portion sizes better without feeling like crap for eating a small amount off of a giant plate.

Exercise often. This isn't for my physical health, but more for my mental health. I actually quite enjoy exercising - at least once I've found something that I find fun. I prefer more casual things like Zumba, cycling and swimming than I do things like HIIT and running and find they give my mood a real boost so I'm determined to add a little exercise into my daily schedule during July.

Go easy on myself. I'm not going to whine and moan and dwell on it, but I've had a very difficult few months and I haven't really given myself a break during that time at all. I put way too much pressure on myself to stop feeling sad and stop feeling anxious instead of just letting myself feel the emotions and sit with them. Throughout July I'd like to become my own best friend again and to take care of myself the same way I'd take care of Luke or my best friend if they were in my situation.

Make peace with my body. Tying in with all three points above,  I feel like I need to come to terms with my health issues and re-introduce myself to my body and learn to love it the way that it is. I've been feeling very resentful towards my body recently (a lot of 'why can't you just work normally?' thoughts and feelings have been happening) but I think it's time to accept it despite it's flaws and focus more on the fabulous things it does for me so I don't remain angry at it forever.

Well, I think that's enough to be getting on with, don't you? Aside from these things I do have a few little things I'd like to do, including printing out a bunch of photos from 2014, 2015 and 2016 so far and think about redecorating my bedroom but those would just be happy little extras on top of the four points above (:


  1. Good luck with your goals! Those are some really good ones :) x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

  2. I love these posts please keep doing them in the future! I do want to look after myself more in July. June was a hard month for me and I haven't really given myself time to process it xx

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