Hey everyone! It's the first day of April (Happy April Fool's, by the way), and that means that we've completed three months of 2018 already! Let's take a moment and give ourselves a pat on the back. We've made it this far, and I really hope all of you are having a great year so far.
I thought that for today's post, a little update on how I've been doing regarding my resolutions for 2018 would be the best. If you haven't read the post, click this link to see my resolutions: https://hellamel.weebly.com/blog/new-years-resolutions-part-1 (part 1) and hellamel.weebly.com/blog/new-years-resolutions-part-2 (part 2). I think that a good schedule for these updates would be publishing one today, one the beginning of august, and one in december as well, just so you guys know what's going on and if I've been successful or unsuccessful. Let's get started!
1. Exercise more.
I am so, SO glad to say that I have been keeping up with this so far. The past month, I have been working out both Saturdays and Sundays. I'd do it more often but I am just SWAMPED with schoolwork on the weekdays that I literally have no time. I'm thankful that I've been having free time during the weekends and that I've been choosing to spend it wisely by taking care of myself physically. And I do feel a lot better about myself, now that I have a little routine set up.
2. Drink more water.
This is something that I tried to work on the first few weeks of 2018 but unfortunately I haven't been able to keep this up since. For example, I've been drinking the same 17 fluid ounce bottle of water for the past three days now, no refills or anything. It's quite bad. The weather definitely has something to do with it though because it's been absolutely freezing here in CA (at least for me) and I don't really get thirsty. When the weather's a bit warmer, I'll for sure be craving more fluid in my body.
3. Drink less boba.
I have decreased my consumption from two drinks a week to one drink. I think that's progress right there!
4. Keep this website running and don't quit halfway.
This blog is 4 months strong! I'm so happy that it's still up and running and I'm still taking time out of my day to write these posts. It is something that I really do enjoy doing.
5. Reach at least 100 followers on Twitter.
I currently have 401 followers on Twitter, so yes, I have achieved this goal! I'm amazed at all the support I've been given and I thank each and everyone of you who have been stopping by and reading my posts!
6. Be more vocal.
In my original new year's resolutions post, I said that I would make myself speak more in class. Well, that never happened! I'm still incredibly anxious whenever we have class discussions and I can't seem to bring myself to talk, even when I have something meaningful to add to the conversation. I'm not sure if I mentioned this before, but this is why I'm taking a marketing class next year, so that I'd actually be FORCED to talk.
7. More socializing!
I do talk more to the people around me now. I've actually made a couple of new friends! I'm pretty proud of myself for that. I still find it hard to start a conversation, but I do try now. I think once I get more comfortable speaking with a smaller group, I'll be able to talk in a larger one. I haven't had a chance to hang out with my friends yet, seeing as we've all been busy with school. I'm planning on going out with them over spring break though, which just started this Friday for me!
8. Read more.
For the past month, I have stopped reading for fun, because I just have no time at all. Before that though, I was reading on a daily basis, at least 15 minutes each day. Over spring break, I'll definitely be reading more because now I actually have time for relaxation and leisure.
9. Less overthinking.
Nope. So far, I have not been able to stop or at least decrease the amount I overthink. For example, just last week, I prepared something to say in class and I spent the entire class period going over my lines. I really didn't need to do that either because the night before I spent writing and memorizing everything I was going to say. Turns out the class ended before it was even my turn! The next day, my teacher forgot about finishing the in class reports, so I spent so long worrying over nothing. I'm afraid it's giving me gray hairs.
10. Be more informed about current events.
Lately I've been keeping up with the news A LOT. I have notifications from CNN, and when I have time I'll browse the web for more on what's going on. It's important to know what's happening in the world.
11. Write more.
I actually started writing a story a few months ago but I have not updated it this past month because again, I'm a high school junior with absolutely no time at all. During spring break, I'll finally have more time to write and who knows, I may even publish it here on my blog.
12. Quit nail biting.
Unfortunately, this bad habit still lives to this day. I just can't quit, it's literally impossible! I don't know how I managed to quit the first time around. I think I might start wearing clear nail polish, if it comes down to that (I don't like nail polish at all).
All in all, I think I've been doing okay with my resolutions, so far. Some I've succeeded, some I still desperately need to work on. Luckily, there's still 9 months, including April, for me to try to work it all out!
Happy Sunday! And of course, happy April Fool's Day!