I am usually not one for making New Year resolutions, but there are a few things I’d like to accomplish/change this year and I thought a few reasonable and achievable resolutions couldn’t hurt.
1. Cleanse properly in the evening. Right now my nightly cleansing routine consists of me using 2-4 cotton pads of eye makeup remover depending on the smokiness/amount of eyeliner caked on my face (skip this step if it’s not the weekend and I am just removing work makeup), a scrubbing with a face wipe, and perhaps a swipe of toner on another cotton pad.
This routine not only does not actually remove all my makeup, it creates a ridiculous amount of waste. Since purchasing the Best of All Soap and Glory set, Peaches and Clean and a face cloth will be my new night-time routine. I was a bit hesitant to use a cleanser in the evening because I thought it would take too much time (I usually have to rouse myself from the sofa and drag myself into the bathroom half asleep to complete my night-time routine). I have found it is actually just as fast, if not quicker than my old routine. I will make this resolution 5/7 days of the week though just to cover those occasional drunken stumbles into the flat on the weekends.
2. Do Zumba on the X Box twice a week. I am not concerned about losing weight and all that jazz, this is mainly to keep me feeling good and healthy. I always feel better after forcing myself to do a quick 20 minute Zumba session after work and because my job is rather sedentary, it’s important for me to have some physical activity to keep myself in shape.
3. Save a good chunk of money towards a mortgage deposit. The mister and I are nearing a stage in our life where in a few year’s time, we’d like to have some kids, and that also goes along with a house to raise them in. We’ve already set up some different high interest savings accounts to start saving regularly. Doing grown up stuff like this makes me a little depressed, but is necessary.
And there they are! My 3 little New Year’s resolutions! Not too terribly intimidating or off-putting, which I think is important when making such things.
Have you made any New Year’s Resolutions? Or do you think they’re a waste of time?