2016 | Review

Saturday, 31 December 2016


Well what a year 2016 has been! I was reading through my Goals for 2016 Post and really poignantly I'd written 'I am so excited for 2016 and am feeling really positive for it'. I couldn't have been more wrong! Not only did 2016 bring us the deaths of many much loved celebrities and some very controversial political decisions across the world, it's also been a very difficult one for me personally and I for one, am more than happy to see the back of 2016. Despite it being a tough year, I'm really pleased that I actually managed to achieve most of the goals I set this year. 

1./Move out 
This is one that had been on my list for a couple of years and I finally managed to achieve it! In November, my boyfriend and I moved into a lovely little flat in South East London. Whilst it was a big adjustment moving out of my family home, it's been great being able to walk to work and to be so much more central which means easy access to the centre of London. 

2./Get promoted at work
Again, another one I managed to achieve. Whilst not a big promotion, I was promoted from a Graduate Research Executive to a Research Executive. It was such a good feeling to have my hard work recognised after only being in the company a few months - now onto the next promotion! 

3./Eat more healthily
This is a bit of an ambiguous one! I don't think I've massively changed what I eat, but moving out I've definitely tried to be more conscious of cooking healthy meals rather than going for the quick and easy, but less healthy options. 

4./Develop an exercise routine 
I probably worked hardest on this goal throughout the year. For the most part, I've been doing HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) 3 times a week and really noticed a difference in my health both, physically and mentally. However, since moving into the flat, I haven't been doing it as much because it's just so cold in the mornings to get up! I haven't been too disappointed by this though because I've been walking around 4 miles to and from work so that's definitely been keeping me fit! 

5./Read more 
I've also achieved this goal this year. I wanted to get back into reading and definitely have. I've read several books and really enjoyed it, so I'm definitely going to keep this up into the new year. 

So despite how challenging and difficult 2016 has been, I am pleased that I've achieved most of what I set out to achieve this year. I hope you all have a very happy and healthy new year and wish you all the best for 2017! 



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