Month: January 2018

120 changes in 2018 – January: results

With January coming to an end, it’s time to look back on the first ten changes of 2018 and see whether they were worth the hassle and whether sticking to them is a good idea.   No news in the morning. Why didn’t I do this before? This simple change freed heaps of time in the morning and allowed me to start my day with my own thoughts and not someone else’s news. I used to think that TV didn’t waste any of my time because it was only in the background, but this month proved that even small distractions easily totalled to 15-20 minutes. That’s 15-20 extra minutes of sleep or a short run or a meditation session instead of getting stressed over the state of the world. Verdict: keep and continue.   Drink water with lemon in the morning. I couldn’t stick with it for longer than a week because I just didn’t like the taste and the astringent sensation and so I saw no point in torturing myself with sour stuff in …

120 changes in 2018 – January

Starting off the 120 changes in 2018 challenge. In no particular order, the ten changes in January are. 1. No news in the morning. Life is stressful enough without starting each day with news about Brexit or Donal Trump or a Kardashian. 7pm news should be enough for me to remain informed about the dodgy state of the world, so I can most probably skip morning news. 2. Drink water with lemon in the morning. Apparently, it has lots of health benefits, from hydration to detox. Here are 16 of them, for example. 3. No new clothes. I just don’t really need anything, and I perhaps I also need to wear long unworn items to have a proper review of my current wardrobe. 4. Dry-ish January. “Ish” because I know I will drink on my wedding anniversary day and when I meet up with friends, but other than that I am willing to give up my weekend wines. 5. Finish things before buying anything new or replace them. Again, I just don’t really need anything right now. My …