Friday, 11 August 2017

5 new habits to start next month

Since I still look at September as the beginning of a new year, I tend to write down lists of goals that I want to start working towards during the first month of Autumn. This year was no different, and I already have a few things that I really want to do in the near future. But today I'm not sharing professional goals; I'm writing about some of the new habits that I want to adopt, in order to live a healthier life in many different ways.

1. Eating healthier. I was never used to eating unhealthy food, even though I enjoy it and probably still eat more of it than I should. But since I've been the master of cooking many variations of pasta dishes for the last three years, my goal now is to upgrade my cooking game and start making more salads, soups and veggie-based meals overall. I always forget how good it feels to eat green things, and that's why I'm committed to learning new recipes and just getting creative with good food.

2. Exercising. And since eating healthy and exercising complement each other perfectly, I will have to find a way of ignoring all the excuses I tell myself and simply go to the gym. I just found one with ballet classes near the apartment I'm moving into, and everybody was getting tired of hearing how much I miss dancing anyway so this is a big change I need to make as well. I'm one of those couch potatoes that gets really excited about working out after they start; I just need  a little push.

3. Going out more. I'm an introvert and I love spending time alone; it's something I need to do frequently in order to feel at peace with myself and my surroundings. However, most of the times when I see people going out dancing with their friends, or just being outgoing in general, I get huge this feeling that I'm missing out so much on my young adulthood. I don't know if I can find a balance between these two, but I'll try.

4. Always looking my best. This one may sound silly, but taking care of my looks when I'm running around and working all the time is not easy: there's not much time for body creams, painting my nails or putting together a nice outfit. However, since I've spent my senior year of university looking like a potato because I simply didn't have the time or the energy, I know how much it crushed my self esteem. Not liking the way I looked made me feel very insecure, to the point where I didn't believe I could finish a certain project or be good at some random task. So yes, I'm making a compromise with myself of trying to look (and feel!) my best.

5. Stop overplanning. I'm a planning machine. I love planners, I love having absolutely everything under control and... it works. Things get done in time, I get happy about it and as soon as I have my free time back, I go back to planning. However, I also feel like a maniac sometimes and I forget that unplanned things not only happen, but can also be positive. Life is definitely not planned and that's why, instead of planning every hour of my day, I'm planning on (here we go again. I'm planning on not to plan) selecting a specific number of hours that can be planned, and just forget about the other ones. Or writing down a maximum number of five tasks per day, whatever works best. But this one is probably harder to achieve than working out.

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  1. Adoro estas resoluções porque são tudo coisas que consegues alcançar.
    Como também adoro planear as coisas ao pormenor, sei que fazeres uma lista como esta vai-te ajudar a manter focada. You go girl!

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  2. I need to learn to go out more too! I like to stay at home.

    Jennifer
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  3. Que resoluções tão boas e positivas! Sinceramente, acho que deveria apostar na primeira, na segunda e na quarta, para mim. Não sou pessoa de muitos planos (estabeleço os necessários mas nada de excessivo, deixo espaço para alguma fluidez!) e até saio bastante com os amigos!
    No entanto, há outras mudanças que também deveria implementar na minha vida... E esta publicação inspirou-me a fazê-lo!
    Beijinho*
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  4. I totally agree with you! These habits are really nice!


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  5. r: stark é um bom nome para cão :p

    Também quero ver se adoto estes hábitos, principalmente comer mais saudável e fazer exercício.

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  6. Great post, I like it :)

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  7. Boa sorte com estes novos hábitos! :P

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  8. Também passo demasiado tempo sozinha em casa. Sinto-me bem mas não é muito saudável. Tenho uma ideia no meu dia que é " saí de casa como de fosses encontrar a tua pior inimiga"; ajuda na motivação para um toque extra. Penso que devia ser mais certa no meu planeamento mas já assim sinto que vou enlouquecer! Bom conteúdo Marta
    beijoca


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  9. Que boas resoluções, faço exercício mas tenho de dedicar mais tempo
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  10. Com esta publicação percebi que somos algo parecidas, principalmente nos pontos 3 e 5. Sendo outra introvertida, percebo TÃO bem o que dizes quando referes a necessidade do teu tempo a sós.

    São excelentes resoluções que, em parte, partilho. E torço para que as consigas concretizar!

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  11. Honestly I can relate to these so so much! I really agree with you about putting more effort into our looks. I've found that I've really been struggling with my style lately as I haven't had the motivation, and it really does ruin self-confidence! Also, I reallly need to go to the gym too :/

    Lovely post and I'm loving your blog!

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    1. Imogen, I can't find a way of commenting on your blog posts! :(

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  12. I've really been loving your new take on blogging. It's nice. I've never really thought about treating September as the start of a new year, but I think I actually do that too? I love Autumn and it's a refreshing time of year. We have almost all of the same goals right now. I'm just not bothered with getting out more. I probably should be...

    I hope you have a nice weekend!

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  13. Great new home Marta! I love it and wish you the best. These are great tips for mind and body. Much as September is not a new beginning for me, I'm looking forward to Fall cos it's just too hot!

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  14. Love these! I definitely also need to go out more, I am such a homebird haha x

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  15. Que você consiga alcançar estas meta, é só se dedicar. Beijos
    Charme-se

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  16. I feel like I read myself-I have an identity☺
    Good luck 😘
    Regards
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  17. Great goals to have! I also love planning but at the same time I also like to improvise sometimes.

    ANOUK

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  18. I think the eating healthier is always one to have on anyones list! Good luck with everything!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  19. Estou na torcida para que você consiga colocar tudo em prática. Bjs

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  20. Interesting post :)
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  21. great tips! need to do this too! thanks for sharing :)

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  22. Yees, também tenho que trabalhar no ponto 1 e 2! Força, tenho a certeza que vais conseguir. <3
    Respondendo à tua questão, encomendo sempre colourpop diretamente do site deles! Eles de vez em quando fazem free worldwide shipping e eu aproveito. :D
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  23. I absolutely agree with your helpful tips. Thanks for sharing them.
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  24. I'm with you on stopping to over plan everything. I must learn to enjoy it all and let it flow without having to control.

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  25. Currently eating healthy and exercising...and I know I'll stop as soon as I come home from my holidays in Greece (yeah, I'm one of those people who only exercise during summer ahaha).
    I know it's bad, but who has time to exercise ? Just wish I could exercise while working ahah.
    But I see September as a new beginning too, so maybe I'll try to make a routine...maybe ;)


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  26. Love these goals, I think I need to embrace them and start living by them too! xx

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  27. These are amazing goals girl! I really need to take a page from your book and try to eat healthier -- taking care of your own health is actually so important!

    xo,

    H

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  28. I can so relate to this list! Good goals you can do it.

    Deedee

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  29. This list is so relatable! You're right about eating healthily and exercising complementing each other; I'm really into fitness, though definitely need to work on my nutrition! Good luck with your goals babe.

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  30. concordo demais com essas dicas!!
    bj http://diadebrilho.com

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  31. Ótimas dicas, obrigado pela visita , tenha uma semana abençoada.
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  32. Boa sorte com todos esses objetivos, viu? Eu também quero muito começar a me exercitar mais, ando muito sedentária haha
    Um beijão,
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  33. All these resolutions are amazing! I think #5 really resonates with me, I need to stop planning and enjoy being bored!

    x,
    Chanel | Je M'appelle Chanel

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  34. These are great goals for the new month!! I cant totally understand you with trying to look good! It may sound silly but looking good, or the best possible way, is something that always makes feel better and more confident.

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

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  35. These are all fabulous goals. Many of them are also goals I am hoping to achieve too (especially eating healthier). #3 is also a big one for me too...I've really turned into a hermit lately, but being an introvert makes it a bit difficult to get out there sometimes. I hope you achieve all your goals! :)

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  36. Traças metas é super importante para mudar nossos hábitos. Tenha um dia abençoado, beijos!

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  37. amazing post
    kiss
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  38. I loved your choices, an amazing post I really liked!
    I'll be waiting more posts like this :)
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  39. I am such a planner too and have to be otherwise I wouldn't be able to get anything done and I would forget a lot! It's always so important to eat healthier and be active with your excercise. I made a vow to sleep more and take care of myself in general and have been really good with it but find that I don't have enough time to get all my blogging work done =P SO hard to find the perfect balance.

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  40. Such a great list! Why wait til next month! These seem like great things to start right now =)

    xoxo,
    Meredith
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  41. Really cool post! I also have to motivate myself to exercise more ;)

    xx

    Claire from Dresscape
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  42. Great tips, I agree with you
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  43. Exercícioooo! Tem mesmo de ser.

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  44. Que foto linda!
    Exercícios é sempre uma hard task for me hehehehe
    bju
    Karina Pinheiro

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  45. Nice post =)

    Kisses
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  46. Great tips babe! xx

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  47. Great post.I also live healthy this summer :)

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  48. Amazing!

    xoxo ♥

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  49. I feel like you're speaking to me! Every one of these points is totally on my list. I've been trying to eat healthier with salads during the week, but then this past weekend there was a wedding. And boy did I enjoy the buffet ;) And I'm such an introvert too. I'm trying to say yes to more invitations.

    xx Yasmin
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  50. i love these kind of post, one of my new habits i want to start is to learn spanish and to write more because writing is my therapy.

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  51. nice tips! gonna try next month!
    xx

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  52. I could do with picking up all of these exact habits myself! Especially the looking my best because I am honestly so lazy with that kind of thing. Thanks for sharing these & giving me some motivation haha Hope you stick to your plans! x

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  53. Great post!! And the photo is beautiful❤️

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  54. I hope you can accomplish all of your goals, those new habits. I also consider to start eating healthy next month, wish us luck !

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